Tuesday, November 18, 2008 m lopez, Community Member, asks

Q: why does my stomach move all the time?

every time i eat my lower stomach moves like there is a baby in there but i am not pregnant


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11/18/08 2:30pm

Hi, "m."


I'd really like to help you, but I'm not entirely clear about your question...


Have you been diagnosed with, or are you concerned that you may have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? I do want to highlight that this forum is dedicated to information and issues related to the inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and I want to understand your particular health history.

You tagged your question under "Abdominal Pain," but you did not mention having any pain in your question. Are you actually having pain? If so, exactly where is the pain, how would you describe it, and does anything in particular seem to bring on the pain?


You also asked, "why does my stomach move all the time?" but yet, you also wrote, "every time i eat my lower stomach moves."  So, I'm confused about when your stomach does this troublesome moving, and when it does not.


Please write again with more info, and I'll do my best to answer.




LILGIRL, Community Member
9/23/13 9:07pm

Ever thing i eat are drink goes right thru me. I take cholsereal two time a day is there any thing else else i can do i have two stay home most of the time. Help

m lopez, Community Member
11/19/08 8:06am

my pain is in my lower stomach it comes and goes.my stomach moves all day long but i am not pregnant. i am in pain when i eat and cannot eat very much at one time. my doctor says i have uterin fibroid cysts and ovarion cysts but this is not related to my movement in my stomach and it is not gas

11/19/08 12:56pm

I'm glad you had the chance to write again to clarify your questions (though, please note, as I mentioned earlier, this forum is meant for concerns related to IBD...).


I'm not sure how you are certain that the "movements" you are experiencing are not linked to trapped, or excessive, gas in your bowels. Gas is the first thing that comes to my mind; the next thing would be spasms, if the movements also feel "tight" and perhaps, painful to you.


The early satiety (feeling satisfied, or full, after eating only a small portion of a meal), and discomfort you are experiencing could be from one of several different GI problems. I recommend that you ask your regular doctor for a referral to a GI specialist.


For helpful resources and information about GI disorders in general, here's the link to our GI disorders resource page: 8http://www.healthcentral.com/ency/408/00217.html


Be well.




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By m lopez, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/23/13, First Published: 11/18/08