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Bowel movement before menstruation

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Can be: The uterus sits right next to the colon, near the rectum. During menstruation the uterus can cause cramping as it contracts. Organs that are close b... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Scarring: There could be some scarring in the posterior cul-de-sac, the area between your vagina/uterus and the rectum/colon. That is, that when you have a bowe... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chau Le
Dr. Chau Leanswered
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Poss rectal bleeding: Are you sure it's coming from your vagina? It may be bleeding from your rectum. You can put in a tampon next time and see if the bleeding it coming ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 47 years experience
Endometriosis?: The problem may be endometriosis. Discuss that possibility with a gynecologist.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Party next door": When the uterus starts smooth muscle contractions(cramping) preparing to shed the lining of the womb(endometrium) the intestines are "interrupted" by ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Diet, fluid, other?: For some people normal bowel habit is not daily-how they are built, so to speak. For many, it can be low fiber, inadequate fluids, inactivity, low oi... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Tezza
undefined 36 years experience
? examination: You should get an examination of your lower intestinal tract if you haven't. The sensation of having to go without having a bowel movement might mean ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Need some tests: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 19 years experience
Headache : Yes reasons for not having a bowel movement include not eating which can cause a headache, constipation due to not having enough hydration which can c... Read More