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December 29, 2015
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Stomach rumblings, are the result of peristalsis in the stomach and small intestines — that is, they're due to normal digestion as food, fluid and gases pass through your gastrointestinal tract. When the tract is empty, however, borborygmi are louder because there's nothing in there to muffle the sound.

So why are the muscles contracting at all when there's no food in the stomach?

After the stomach empties its contents into the small intestine, it sends signals to the brain. The brain responds by telling the digestive muscles to commence the process of peristalsis. The muscle contractions ensure that no excess food was left in the stomach, and the resulting growls signal to you that your body needs food.



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