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how come i have constipation and blood clotting on first day of period?

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Dr. Michael Samach
Gastroenterology 50 years experience
Normal: Assume you're talking about vaginal, not rectal bleeding. Many women have bowel changes around their periods.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Why do I get constipation and blood clotting on first day of period?

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Heavy period: Clotting indicates heavy bleeding; not sure if there is any relation to constipation. One condition which can cause constipation and heavy periods is hypothyroidism.

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Last updated Jun 23, 2014

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