Once you become more aware of your body, it’s nearly impossible not to notice all the weird and wonderful things it does. One of the most common strange sensations people reports feeling is that of something moving in their stomach. This might be from eating something gassy, like broccoli or beans, but it could also be a sign of a more serious condition. Thankfully, there are many explanations for this odd feeling that range from rational to slightly worrying. Rather than fret about what this movement means for your health and wellbeing, here’s everything you need to know about when you feel something moving in your stomach:
Why Do I Feel Something Moving In My Stomach?
There are many reasons why you might feel something moving in your stomach. It could be gas, indigestion, muscle spasms, or even something more serious like a parasite. If you’re concerned about what you’re feeling, it’s always best to consult with a medical professional to get a proper diagnosis.
What Does It Mean When You Feel Something Moving In Your Stomach?
It’s Probably Just My Stomach Cramping
The most likely explanation for this weird sensation is that it’s just your stomach cramping. This is a common affliction and one that’s not to be taken lightly. When you eat something that doesn’t agree with you, it can cause your stomach to spasm, causing the feeling of movement in your lower abdomen, or stomach. This is not a sign of anything serious and will pass soon.
It Could Be Bacteria Trying To Get Out Of Your Stomach
If you have ever experienced this feeling before, there is a chance that it was caused by bacteria trying to get out of your stomach. This happens because when food sits in the digestive tract for too long it can become desensitized; meaning that the bacteria no longer see the food as being much of an issue and start trying to escape from their prison cell. Once they are out, they will spread throughout your entire digestive system and do their best to wreak havoc on all of your organs until the food has passed through them and been digested by your body. In some cases though, this could result in more serious conditions such as pseudomembranous colitis or even Crohn’s disease, which can be fatal if left untreated. Because this condition is so rare, we recommend seeking medical attention immediately if you feel something moving in your stomach after eating something that isn’t agreeing with you.
It Might Be Something Else
If you’ve ever felt something moving in your stomach, there’s a chance that it could be something else entirely. The most likely explanation for this strange feeling is gas or bloating. When you eat something that doesn’t agree with you, it can cause your stomach to spasm, causing the feeling of movement in your lower abdomen, or stomach. This is not a sign of anything serious and will pass soon.
It Could Be A Sign Of Cancer Or An Inflammatory Condition
It could just be a sign of cancer or an inflammatory condition such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. If you are worried about this possibility, seek medical attention immediately and make sure to mention it during your visit or when you call the office. We are able to help diagnose and treat these conditions quickly so that you don’t have to worry about them any longer than necessary!
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Took A Dive Into Your Gut
- There are two possible causes of this motion. If you are experiencing a hiatal hernia, a hole in the diaphragm, which can be caused by acid reflux or prolonged coughing, is pushing up against the esophagus.
- If you are experiencing gastroparesis (a disorder that causes delayed stomach emptying), there is a delay in the emptying of your stomach contents and they get backed up (this can cause bloating).
- The other cause of this motion is gas and bloating. The gas is coming from your intestines, as well as from your stomach. When your stomach muscles relax, this gas escapes into the intestine. This will make you feel full after eating little to no food, but if it’s not so bad for some people, then it’s not such a big deal at all!
- A third possibility is that something is causing an infection in your intestines or stomach—an infection may be causing pain and inflammation to occur in these areas and thus making you feel bloated and uncomfortable when you eat or move around too much (like when you get out of bed!).
- Lastly, sometimes people experience bloating because they have lactose intolerance (which means their body doesn’t produce enough of the enzyme that breaks down the lactose sugar in food). In this case, consuming dairy products could lead to digestive issues like nausea and cramping; however, if you have lactose intolerance, you have to avoid all dairy products.
Don’t Worry, Nothing Is Actually Moving In Your Stomach
- When you eat something that is a bit gassy, like broccoli or beans, the gas that they produce moves through your digestive system.
- You might also feel this movement if you are constipated, which can happen when you don’t have enough fiber in your diet.
- Another possibility is that it could be a sign of a serious condition like appendicitis or diverticulitis. If this is the case, it’s important to see your doctor immediately and don’t worry too much about what it means for your health.
- Finally, there are many other explanations for this feeling that range from rational to slightly worrying. If you are concerned about any of these possibilities, check out this article on what causes belly pain.
Bloating And Flatulence: When You Feel Something Moving In Your Stomach Is Due To Gas
- You’re hungry.
- You ate something that’s not good for you like broccoli or beans.
- You ate something that’s good for you like fruits or veggies and then you drank a lot of water afterward.
- You just ate a big meal, especially one that was rich in protein and carbohydrates, which are the main culprits in gas production.
- You drank too much water, which can cause bloating as well as flatulence (gas).
- Your diet is not balanced enough and your body needs more fiber to produce lower-quality gas and less to produce higher quality gas, which is what most people experience when they eat more complex carbs instead of simple sugars and starches (which are digested into sugar by the body).
- Your diet is not balanced enough and your body needs more protein to produce lower-quality gas and less to produce higher quality gas, which is what most people experience when they eat fat instead of carbs (which are digested into sugar by the body).
- Your diet is not balanced enough and your body needs more fat to produce lower-quality gas and less to produce higher quality gas, which is what most people experience when they eat more complex carbs instead of simple sugars.
Now that you know what it means when you feel something moving in your stomach, you can properly assess the situation and know what you’re dealing with. Whether it’s a sign that you’ve eaten something gassy, like broccoli or beans, or a symptom of a more serious condition, like IBD or IBS, you’ll be able to tell what’s going on and how to deal with it. There’s nothing abnormal about feeling something moving in your stomach, but it’s always important to be mindful of what’s going on in your body and understand what’s causing the sensation.