A 19-year-old female asked:
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my period is almost here ive been having diherria & constipation at the same time, it's causing me a lot of painful cramps!wats going on with me?

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Dr. Michelle Jones singer
37 years experience Gynecology
Not sure: You could have a stomach virus that happens to occur at the same time as your expected menses. I suggest you take over the counter medicine to treat the intestinal symptoms and see how you feel in a day or two.
Answered on Jan 7, 2015
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