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A 20-year-old female asked:

Every time i get my period, i have a bowel movement as well. why is that?

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Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Not necessarily bad: It is hard to know what you mean. A period lasts for a number of days, so are you saying that you have a bowel movement the entire time? Yes that would be abnormal and you should seek medical attention. The other possibilities are not so bad. Perhaps you're saying you have a bowel movement when you use the bathroom every time during your period. Could be that you valsalva (bear down).
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