Hi. I have been on Paleo AIP for 8 months and just within the past couple of months I have noticed a strange onset of noisy "squirting" sounds in the left waist region after swallowing, especially saliva or water and sometimes food. I am lost as to what this might indicate: improvement or a problem? Am I swallowing air or structurally misaligned? Why the onset of this though? It ebbs and flows a bit. In the early days of noticing it there was an uncomfortable clutching sensation that accompanied the sounds, but that has stopped. Any thoughts?
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on May 05, 2015
at 01:41 AM
Yes, it's called borborygmus. It happens to me all the time, particularly if I'm stressed and I'm usually experiencing a lot of heartburn when it's happening. And yes, water can trigger this. It was nearly constant when I was pregnant, even in the early days before there was any appreciable pressure on my abdomen.
I think it's associated with GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)--mine is certainly better when I avoid certain triggers like grains, sugars, and dairy, use digestive enzymes, and occasionally acid blockers. Fluid dairy almost always makes it happen, so I use coconut milk instead.