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A 16-year-old female asked:

i have a question. for the past week i have been having diarrhea, and i would like to know if ovulation can cause diarrhea?

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Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: please seek medical attention if the problem persists

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is diarrhea a sign of ovulation?

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
Not usually: Most women don't have diarrhea at ovulation. Common signs of ovulation are cramping, back pain, vaginal discharge/mucus, spotting, breast tenderness/soreness, changing hormones, and increased body temperature. Some women's colons are more sensitive to fluctuating hormones, and it is possible. Use brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) and imodium (loperamide). See ob/gyn exclude more serious thing.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How do treat ovulation and diarrhea?

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
BRAT diet, imodium (loperamide): Most women don't have diarrhea at ovulation. Common signs of ovulation are cramping, back pain, vaginal discharge/mucus, spotting, breast tenderness/soreness, changing hormones, and increased body temperature. Some women's colons are more sensitive to fluctuating hormones, and it is possible. Use brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) and imodium (loperamide). See ob/gyn exclude more serious thing.
A 16-year-old female asked:

For the past two months when i'm ovulating i've been getting diarrhea , why could this be ?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Should not: I would schedule a visit with a gastroenterologist to evaluate chronic diarrhea. You could also go on birth control to block ovulation and see if this fixes the problems. More likely your ovulation and diarrhea are not related.
Hamburg, PA
A 30-year-old female asked:

Why do I get diarrhea every time I ovulate every month?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Tricky: cannot say in your particular case. There are several reasons for diarrhea. Gut secretion like in cholera would not be expected to be associated with ovulation. Minor gut irritation and changes in gut motility can occur from anything in the abdomen.

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