I am nearly through the first year of a three year RN degree. We were given a list of about 60 questions to answer and bring in on tuesday. I have been able to answer all except one, i have searched all of my books and cannot find the answer anywhere so i thought that i would put it here and ask for help
3. Explain how bowel sounds may be affected if a person has not eaten and is feeling hungry.
I can find that the bowel sounds will increase if the person has just eaten due to increased peristalsis, but wouldn't it be the same if they are hungry? The tummy 'growls' which is due to the increased peristalsis isn't it?