Question Please

  1. Just wondering if anyone could tell me if this is normal or not. I'm only in my 2nd semester of nursing school and we haven't covered adult health yet. My husband asked me this morning if it is normal to feel "stuff" moving through your intestines. He said he feels movement on his left side 2-3 inches below his ribs and 3/4 of the way toward his left side (measuring between his umbilicus and left side) within 10 minutes of standing up after eating. He said it doesn't hurt it just feels weird. It usually lasts about 30 minutes--not constant, on and off. This has been happening for about a week now. If anyone has any info I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    Peristalsis most likely. Perfectly normal if that's what it is - in fact, way problematic if he doesn't have it .

    http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionar...va=peristalsis
  4. by   Dinith88
    Tell him to go sit on the toilet for 20 minutes...problem'll fix itself.
  5. by   CCU NRS
    Gas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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