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A 18-year-old member asked:

Is having to poop a lot normal during your period?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Can be: Colon has estrogen receptors so can be affected by hormonal changes during the month.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Everytime iget my period i poop a lot why?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Prostaglandins can: Cause frequent loose bowel movements for some women.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for you to feel like you cannot poop when you are on your period?

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not necessarily : If you are having severe menstrual cramps and taking pain medication, you may have constipation. Try some prune juice.
A 22-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to have to poop more often when on you're period?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: It is common for women to poop a lot during their period because of hormone level changes. The hormones that signal the release of the lining of the uterus also signal the gastro system; making your bowels move more. This is also why girls commonly have excessive gas during their period.
United Kingdom
A 47-year-old female asked:

I poop a lot but the stools are normal?

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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Normal stool : Frequency is once every four days to four times a day, in the absence of other symptoms.

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