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is it normal to feel bloated after your period

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It can take a few days after period for all that extra water to leave. Bummer huh? Your stomach can feel full too. If continues, see a doctor to mak ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
MAY BE FOR SOME: It may be for some this feeling and may be normal.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not commonly: Bloating is usually worse at the beginning of the period or right prior to that. Sometimes bloating may be present throughout the period but way less ... Read More
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
More normal: Prior to than after your period. Are you sure you do not have lots of constipation ? Lots of round or hard poops or lots of straining when pooping?
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Some do : if this is a recurring problem for you then consider talking to an Obgyn about one of the many birth control options available to reduce your symptoms ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Moore
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor : While bloating can be a symptom of menses, symptoms usually resolve with onset of cycle or shortly thereafter. I would not worry if this is a one-time ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mother Nature Rx: Mother Nature naturally removes any and all excess fluid post period without any assistance from you or any medications. Give her a chance to do her j ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See beow: Even if you have had a normal period, make sure that you are or are not pregnant by doing a home test that ou can obtain at your pharmacy. If negativ ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
This is a somewhat: unusual time to experience bloating/constipation/pain. These symptoms are commonly a part of the PREmenstrual symptom complex,but not so much afterwar ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Am I pregnant?: Given your story it is time for a home pregnancy test. That will help alleviate the worry. These are very accurate this far past your last menstrual ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
As above : See u gynecologist for evaluation and work up.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
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