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A 16-year-old female asked:

Why do i get bloated during my period?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Hormones: The hormones cycling prior to menses were preparing for a pregnancy that didn't happen. They increase fluid retention to varying degrees individuals. Some women bloat more than others. Should pass by the third day of flow.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Hormonal changes: Hormones wax and wane during your cycle, and some women are more sensitive to the changes than others. In your case, you appear to be sensitive to hormonal changes, and that change causes you to feel bloated. best wishes.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Why am i bloated after my period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sometimes this: can be related to hormonal irregularity. You may not have diuresed off fluids completely from period or may be constipated.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How come i get so bloated on my period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bloating can: Be related to both fluid retention and slowed digestion (constipation).
A 49-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to get very bloated before and during my period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bloating is nl.: Bloating that occurs prior to or during your period is related to fluid retention & slowed digestion.
A 31-year-old female asked:

Why do I get so bloated and nauseated before my period?

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Hormones : The hormones involved with preparing your uterus for implantation create the bloating and nausea.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you be bloated before you get your period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes, It can be a PMS: Sx. Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive ; anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting ; palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems w acne or hives.

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