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Bloating And Gas During Ovulation
Im pretty sure i had sex during my ovulation period (dec.30-1). It is now january 7th and I have been experiencing mild cramping, bloating, and gas since the 5th. Is it to early for pms? Pregnant?
Cramps maybe: Some cramps with ovulation are common but not gas or bloating. Those are signs of progesterone, characteristic of CD-20 or later. The bloating is increase bowel gas and may be interpreted by the patient as "gas." Progesterone worsens insulin resistance and in the luteal phase, carbohydrate intake is greater, creating more bowel gas. When 27feet of bowel increases diameter bloating occurs. ...Read more
I ovulated on Wednesday the 21st. I had sex Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I have had bad cramps, gas and bloating since then?
I am trying to conceive and I have a lot of gas and bloating. I am currently 5 days past ovulation. Is it ok to take gas x while trying to conceive?
I had sex on ovulation day. Today is day4 & I have had tightness and bloating in the abdomen also with a lot of gas since day 2. What could cause this?
Pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If you are experiencing bloating and gas then you may have a digestive disorder. Consider seeing your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist if it continues. ...Read more
Had unprotected sex day before expected ovulation & few days before that. My expected period is in 3 days having a lot of gas pain -unusual & bloating?
Had unprotected sex 4 days b4 expected ovulation. Been experiencing nausea, gas, bloating, metallic taste in mouth, etc period came 2wks later, prego?
Progesterone : During ovulation a small cyst ruptures and releases the egg. There is usually fluid and blood released too. This may cause bloating and pain. Progesterone levels rise and stay high for 2 weeks. This leads to some of the pms symptoms like bloating, fluid retention, constipation, and others. If the symptoms pass it is likely related to ovulation. If not you should see you provider. ...Read more
Hormonal Suppression: If these symptoms are always happening during ovulation (mid-cycle), it may be worth considering hormonal control and the prevention of ovulation using oral contraceptive/birth control pills continuously (skipping periods and only using active pills). Bloating tends to occur from the release of Progesterone that occurs when you ovulate. ...Read more
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