March 10, 2011 (Thursday) - Borborygmus


I had a patient with a diagnosis I’d never seem before. Borborygmus is the rumbling sound produced by the contraction of muscles in the stomach and intestines. In excess, it can be symptomatic of a myriad of gastro-intestinal conditions.

I’m sorry, I realise it’s unprofessional of me, but I have had the giggles about this today. I suppose that this is the reason why the condition has an impressive sounding name….

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