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A 26-year-old female asked:

What causes spotting, bloating, constipation and shortness of breath after a period? i took a home pregnancy test & it was negative. what is going on?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
May be unrelated: Your symptoms may be unrelalted to menstrual bleeding. If you are having excessive menstrual bleeding you may be anemic that may explain shortness of breath. If the symptoms recur at the next cycle you should consult your doctor.
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