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why do I get diarrhea on my period

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Diarrhea/menses: These are not likely related, but two different conditions. If the diarrhea continues unabated go and see your PCP and have this evaluated.

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A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cramps: if the cramps and loose stools came while on your cycle then this from a hormone called prostaglandin and is normal. ibuprofen is and anti-prostaglan ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most likely due to: Increased prostagladin production whoch can cause diarr in some women so i rec a low dose pill like loloestrin or a med like Lysteda or nasids like Mo ... Read More
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Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prostaglandins: Chemicals called prostaglandins are released by the uterus during menstruation, they cause the cramping, but can also affect the colon which is locate ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Coincidence? : Diarrhea has many causes but its unlikely to be related to your menstrual cycle.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endometriosis: You may have endometriosis that causes the pain. Still, severe dysmenorrhea may cause the release of a lot of prostaglandins (pain causing products) ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spotting from depo: One of the very common side effects from Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is irregular bleeding and spotting. People get the most irregular bleedin ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual issues: You could have a mild case of IBS or other bowel issue. Also, both menstrual cramps (contractions) and diarrhea are associated with levels of prostag ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
16 years experience Gastroenterology
First, pregnancy tes: If you missed your period, the first thing is always, check a pregnancy test. Pregnancy can cause these symptoms.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not typical: Diarrhea is not a typical side effect of progesterone.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Check: Diarrhea isn't a symptom of pregnancy. Please take a pregnancy test to find out. If negative tomorrow and you still don't get your period, then rechec ... Read More
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