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Can your whole abdomen get bloated when your about to get your period?

Can your whole abdomen get bloated when your about to get your period?

Bloating in period: A woman can get bloating and loose stool with period due to prostaglandin release. Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen or Alleve would help. ...Read more

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Why do women get bloated when having period and stomach get a little big?

Why do women get bloated when having period and stomach get a little big?

Estrogen: May cause breast engorgement just before your period, prostaglandin level causes pain, menstrual cramps just before menses. May take Motrin before menses. It may alleviate some of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Look extremely bloated and bigger than normal in lower abdominal area. Haven't had period in 2 months but was on BC. 5 negative preg tests. Causes?

Look extremely bloated and bigger than normal in lower abdominal area. Haven't had period in 2 months but was on BC. 5 negative preg tests. Causes?

Pregnancy: If you are taking your Birth control pill regularly and not missing any dose and have been on it for more than 2 months then it's unlikely to be pregnant. I urge you to see a doctor ASAP for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do those who have a muscular stomach bloated too when they're on their period?

Do those who have a muscular stomach bloated too when they're on their period?

Yes: If you are talking about premenstrual bloating this is mainly due to water-gain. Things you can do to help are avoid added salt or high salt foods as these cause your body to hold onto water. Further, you can your exercise and sweat off a lot of the excess water (and some of the salt) http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/print/water-retention/wo00130/method=print. ...Read more

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I'm 10 days late for my period, and my stomach feels bloated and very sensitive. What could be the problem?

I'm 10 days late for my period, and my stomach feels bloated and very sensitive. What could be the problem?

Depends: You could be getting ready to have a period and/or could be pregnant as well--- make sure to test for pregnancy. You might be having a miscarriage very early on but if symptoms not getting better please see your dr. ...Read more

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How come my stomach is still bloated? I had my period 10 days ago and I also be having pains in my lower abdomenal how come?

Many possibilities: Not all bloating is related to your menstrual cycle. This may be gastrointestinal in origin, or you could also have a cyst or mass in your abdomen. Get an exam by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have two days till I'm suppose to have my period. In the middle of my stomach latitude ways it's hard. Is this normal. I also look bloated

Yes... But. ..: Some discomfort and bloating is normal prior to the period but if it becomes too much to handle there are options to lessen the discomfort. For example staying away from spivey foods may help. Hormonal birth control options (the pill, etc) may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Been having pain in lower left abdomen and constanlty bloated have not had my period for 5 months, any ideas on what it might b? please anwser

Been having pain in lower left abdomen and constanlty bloated have not had my period for 5 months, any ideas on what it might b? please anwser

Pregnancy?: The most common cause of missing a period is pregnancy. There are of course many causes, and the best way to sort this out would be to doña home pregnancy test, then see an OB/GYN doctor for a consultation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've been very bloated and had abdominal pains for about 3 - 4 days now, not on my period, this is very unuasual for me, haven't changed my diet?

Bloating caused by..: There are lots of reasons for gassiness & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of gyne or urinary tract) must be considered. See doctor, esp. If no relief from otc simethicone, beano, & dietary changes. ...Read more

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I took a pg test two months ago and it came out positive and then I started my period. My stomach is kinda hard and I'm bloated. Could iI still b pg?

Need to be seen: With a positive pregnancy test, bleeding and abdominal bloating, ectopic pregnancy must be ruled out. This is potentially an emergency and you should go in to be seen. Miscarriage is also possible. You may find that all is ok as many pregnancies have early bleeding, but the risk of ectopic or the need to follow a miscarriage means you should be seen. ...Read more

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My girlfriend & had protected sex 19 days ago, she got her period but she still has a bloated stomach & it hurts her, what can be wrong with her? Help

My girlfriend & had protected sex 19 days ago, she got her period but she still has a bloated stomach & it hurts her, what can be wrong with her? Help

Maybe unrelated but: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort ; bloating, ; not all of them are due to the gynecologic tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however partial sbo due to metabolic ; inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract) must be considered ; addressed. Check with her doctor for examination ; treatment options. ...Read more

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Bloated for about 3 weeks. Had my last 2 period, now 7 days away from the next one. When I push my stomach in, no pain but I hear water, what's wrong?

Bloated for about 3 weeks. Had my last 2 period, now 7 days away from the next one. When I push my stomach in, no pain but I hear water, what's wrong?

Probably nothing: Hearing water gurgle on pressing stomach is normal. You may have some pre-menstrual symptoms that are within the range of those experienced by most women. If these concern you, please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I always so bloated? I'm constantly bloated especially in my abdomen. I'm on birth control and just had a period. Why is this happening?

Why am I always so bloated? I'm constantly bloated especially in my abdomen. I'm on birth control and just had a period. Why is this happening?

GI problem: Bloating is likely to be a gastrointestinal problem. This can be due to something like IBS but it can also be due to a food allergy or intolerance like lactose intolerance or sensitivity to gluten. It can be due to drugs including progestins. Check with your PCPIF or a gastroenterologist to find out for sure what is going on. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What would cause a prolonged period, stomach bloated, extreme fatigue?

What would cause a prolonged period, stomach bloated, extreme fatigue?

Many things: Symptoms are very non-specific and could be due to a variety of things (e.g. Pregnancy, endometrial changes: polyps, hyperplasia, ovarian cysts: ruptured and intact, GI issues, etc.). Get checked out, especially if this happens on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach and bottom stomach hurt and feel bloated and my period is over due 2 weeks ago?

Why does my stomach and bottom stomach hurt and feel bloated and my period is over due 2 weeks ago?

Late period: It could be that you didn't ovulate this cycle and the lining is thickened causing more then usual cramps. If you're sexually active it could also be pregnancy, so check a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a painful heavy feeling in my lower abdomen, it is hard and bloated. My period came but was very light and abnormal.

I am experiencing a painful heavy feeling in my lower abdomen, it is hard and bloated. My period came but was very light and abnormal.

ABDOMINAL: Although there are a number of structures in the abdomen & pelvis that could account for your symptoms, the discomfort may likely be related to your period; even though these symptoms and may not be typical for you during your cycle. Monitor your symptoms closely over the next 24-48 hrs and if not improving, see your doctor… ER sooner if symptoms worsen or change and some other concerning way. ...Read more

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My left lower abdomen looks slightly larger than my right. I am 10 days late on my period. I have discomfort, as in a bloated sensation, but no pain.

My left lower abdomen looks slightly larger than my right. I am 10 days late on my period. I have discomfort, as in a bloated sensation, but no pain.

Maybe pregnancy: If you are sexually active, it is possible that you could be pregnant. You can try to take a home pregnancy test to be sure. If it's negative and you're still concerned, test again in 2-3 days. Another possibility for your symptoms could be from hormones. See your doctor if you are still concerned. Best wishes. ...Read more

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35 days late bottom left side of my stomach hurts. Bloated. Last period was 6 days normally 3-4 and was very heavy the last 2 days. Preg test say neg?

35 days late bottom left side of my stomach hurts. Bloated. Last period was 6 days normally 3-4 and was very heavy the last 2 days. Preg test say neg?

Poss constipation: constipation can cause pain in your left abdomen with pressure and bloating. If you are having normal bowel movements with you abdominal pain you should see your doctor for evaluation. Diverticulitis and irritable bowel can also cause your symptoms but you will need a thorough exam and work up. ...Read more

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Before, during and after my period I'm extremely bloated to the point of always feeling sick, top part of stomach is bloated and hard, what can this be?

See your PCP: Before your period, your Progesterone level is increased, and that can slow your bowel down, caipising bloating. The upper abdominal symptoms are unusual, though, so you should probably see your PCP to see what is going on. ...Read more

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I felt like vomiting and my stomach is all bloated. Does that mean im going to start my period?

I felt like vomiting and my stomach is all bloated. Does that mean im going to start my period?

No, not necessarily: This is not a typical symptom before a menstrual start. Cramping, bloating and nausea are common symptoms including breast tenderness. If you usually have this symptom before your cycle starts then yes. Other disturbances of your gastrointestinal tract may be causes of your symptoms. Any other symptoms such as constipation, difficulty swallowing, etc.? ...Read more

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Stomach bloated and shooting pains missed period, could it be stress related?

Stomach bloated and shooting pains missed period, could it be stress related?

Maybe, but: You really need to see your physician about this problem. You are in the age for menopause, which could make your menstrual periods irregular. But the "shooting pains" and stomach bloating may be unrelated and due to more acute problems which need more urgent evaluation. Please see your doctor or urgent care. ...Read more

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I had my period. A week ago was regular and lasted 4/5 days but lately my stomach is bloated and swollen and just uncomfortable?

I had my period. A week ago was regular and lasted 4/5 days but lately my stomach is bloated and swollen and just uncomfortable?

Ovulation?: If you are now midcycle, these symptoms could be due to ovulation. They will pass in that case. They also may not be due to a gyn problem at all, and you may need to consult your primary care physician. ...Read more

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