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A 20-year-old female asked:

i'm getting period cramps, nausea and changes in bowel habits upto 10 days before and during my 4 day period? normal or not? what could it be?

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Dr. Anthony Brignoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Endometriosis: Your symptoms may be associated with a condition knob as endometriois. Endometrium is the tissue lining the uterus which you shed every month with your menstration. When this tissue grows outside the uterus is called endometriosis. The tissue goes through cyclic hormonal changes. Your symptoms coul be associated with endometriosis involving the sigmoid colon.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
No: You have an unusually severe pms. Periods are controlled by a 28 day cycle in the lower brain. Dietary indiscretion causes the cycle to do nasty things physically and mentally. 1. Get off all forms of sugar, pop (diet as well). 2. Get a supplement of b complex + magnesium + multivitamin.

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Last updated Apr 12, 2015

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