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does constipation happen near ovulation?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Possible: Some individuals may have constipation with ovulation others may have diarrhea. It just varies.
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Possibly: Various gastro intestinal symptoms may occure in a cycle manner. Most women have no gastro-intestinal symptoms referable to the menstrual cycle. Others will have appetite changes , nausea , constipation etc during their period or in the week prior to the period and thsome only at midcycle . If one has any additional symptoms seek attention .Eg -abdominal pain lasting > 2 days at ovulation.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is constipation associated with ovulation?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ovulation: I am not an ob, but ovulation occurs at the peak of estrogen and when Progesterone starts rising, there is no information I am aware of connecting the two but anything is possible, consult your md.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Why do I get constipation always after my ovulation?

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Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 17 years experience
Progesterone: Progesterone is a smooth muscle relaxer. It is only released after you ovulate. So it causes your bowels to become slower leading to some mild constipation.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Does ovulation cause bloat and constipation ?

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Dr. Jay Nemiro
Fertility Medicine 45 years experience
Maybe: In some women, at the time of ovulation, because of the higher estrogen levels, which cause water retention, you can feel bloated. Post ovulation, when you produce progesterone, that hormone may relax your bowels a little making you more prone to being constipated. Alot of women experience these symptoms on a monthly basis. Can try some MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and/or fiber for the constipation. Hope this helps.

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