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Elwood, IL
A 23-year-old female asked:

Yesterday i was eating and suddenly got nauseous and had a normal bowel movement. since then i keep getting nauseous, cramps, gas pains in my belly button. i had a normal bowel movement this morning. on my period and have been stressing. what is this?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
I would assume that the stress and hormonal changes related to your period have combined to create an irritable bowel pattern. I recommend eating small amounts more often than a full meal. I expect bowel pattern will normalize after the period. Drinking flat ginger ale helps combat nausea. Taking simethicone after eating prevents gas buildup.
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