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why do I get constipated before my period

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There is more to: constipation than thyroid issues. You would benefit from a thorough evaluation and diet history by a health care professional. Long term constipation ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual changes: Hormonal changes and loss of body fluids are both factors.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gagne
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Not related at all: Constipation involves your colon and GI tract. Menstruation involves hormones and your ovaries and uterus. Completely separate.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: That can occur.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Pelvic hyperalgesia: Pelvic congestion, hyperalgesia (increased sensitivity to the function of pelvic organs), & altered GI transit are common with menstrual periods in pr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: You should be evaluated by dr. Stool softeners around the time of constipation might help. But you still needs evaluation.
A 39-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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Heavy period: Clotting indicates heavy bleeding; not sure if there is any relation to constipation. One condition which can cause constipation and heavy periods is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Try fiber laxative: Try taking fiber laxative like Metamucil a couple of days before the expected episode of constipation. Drink enough water to keep your urine colorless ... Read More

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