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light period bloating

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have had: Bleeding for 6 months - that requires prompt gynecological eval. If your periods have been light over that time - there are a number of possible reaso ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bloating: Unless the bloating is specifically occuring only around your menstrual cycle the two things may not be related. Bloating can be caused by pms but if ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Not uncommon: It is normal to have some spotting following a pap and the manipulation of the cervix can cause some cramping. Perhaps the Dr. took a more aggressive ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
PMS?: If I understand, your symptoms start before your period. That would suggest premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Please submit more information if that would ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: Just your period but take a pregnancy test if you want peace of mind.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bloating: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure: Bloating is more common during the beginning of a period, less so at the end of it and fairly uncommon after the period is over, although, some women ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common hormonal: Bloating is a common complaint due to the hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle. Some get relief by taking birth control to help regulate the hormon ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible reasons: For cramps after your period can include: remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period – causing continued cramps. Sometimes your period ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control: Birth control methods are very effective at resudicing bloating and other pms symptoms.

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