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Can constipation delay period?

Can constipation delay period?

No: The gastrointestional (GI) system and genital system, while located near one another, don't influence each other in this way. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause period delay?

Can constipation cause period delay?

Constipation: Does not generally cause a delay in periods. ...Read more

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Can constipation delay periods?

Can constipation delay periods?

It is not cause: And effect. Both are coming from the same source that indicates a state of poor health. Both may well be related to poor diet. ...Read more

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Can constipation disrupt your period?

Can constipation disrupt your period?

Constipation can: Occur during premenstrual time and during period which is one reason for bloating. However, constipation should not prevent you from getting your period. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I'm experiencing constipation or period pain?

How can I tell if I'm experiencing constipation or period pain?

Normal stool?: If your stool is normal and the frequency is same as usual, and you experience cramp during/around your period, then it is likely your period. If u have constipation, then treat it--increase fluid, add fibers (fibercon/metamucil/benefiber/senokot etc.) if constipation resolves but still crampy, then it is, again, likely your period. Motrin/aleve can help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please describe the the symptoms of constipation vs. Period cramps?

Please describe the the symptoms of constipation vs. Period cramps?

Get it other time: When u r not in your period u have it.....Constipation cramo- u have not done # 2 for days. ...Read more

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Its safe to use mira lax long period to treating chronic constipation?

Its safe to use mira lax long period to treating chronic constipation?

Better ways: Most physicians frown upon taking strong laxatives chronically and, instead, prefer measures such as proper diet, appropriate fluid intake, fiber supplements and gentle medications like stool softeners to improve bowel function. Some patients are placed on prescription medications also. Laxatives should only be used short term. ...Read more

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Is monthly mid period cycle constipation associated with some food intolerance?

Is monthly mid period cycle constipation associated with some food intolerance?

Just the Opposite: Certain food intolerances can cause mid period constipation. Improve your fiber content and easily digestible foods to avoid the dreaded 'union card in the bricklayers association.'. ...Read more

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How long can Plan B symptoms last? Such as lower back aches, constipation, and the when you period starts.

How long can Plan B symptoms last? Such as lower back aches, constipation, and the when you period starts.

Symptoms: I don't see constipation and back pain as a usual side effect from plan. Its more likely you just have constipation or some other cause of back pain. If its been a couple weeks since you took the plan B then check a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I've only had 1 small BM over a period of 4 days, been having lots of gas. I've experienced constipation in the past. Thoughts?

I've only had 1 small BM over a period of 4 days, been having lots of gas. I've experienced constipation in the past. Thoughts?

Constipation?: ZWiggins ~ sounds like you are constipated again. This is best treated with a bulking agent like Metamucil or see link below thanks http://www. Everydayhealth. Com/info/v1ss/metamucil ...Read more

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Have side pain during period & constipation. Is it sign that my body will ovulat 1-2 days aftr period? Can LH surge happen so soon?

Have side pain during period & constipation. Is it sign that my body will ovulat 1-2 days aftr period? Can LH surge happen so soon?

No: There are many things that can cause pain in women in the abdominal/pelvic area. Pain associated with ovulation is usually in the pelvic area this is just above the pelvic bone, may be more on the right or left but is not on your sides. ...Read more

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I am 17. Had protected sex 4 days before my period. I am struggling with constipation and take pills for it. Could this be why my period is late?

I am 17. Had protected sex 4 days before my period. I am struggling with constipation and take pills for it. Could this be why my period is late?

Late periods: It depends on how old you are or if you have had intercourse within the "danger" period, but yes missed periods for females almost always warrant a pregnancy test. Spotting can also mean hormonal changes which may be natural as you age, or related to a number of other factors, including stress, nutritional variation, anemia, etc. Recommend you visit an MD clinic to be checked out. ...Read more

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Hi I have aquestion, 25 years old lady (not married)she has constipation during 2 months and her menstural period is late (15 days) whatis the cause?

Hi I have aquestion, 25 years old lady (not married)she has constipation during 2 months and her menstural period is late (15 days) whatis the cause?

Pregnancy worries: I am guessing that the underlying issue here is whether this lady might have become pregnant. Other details should be provided to address this question, but over the counter pregnancy tests are readily available and inexpensive. ...Read more

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Hi I have aquestion, 25 years old lady (not married)she has constipation during 2 months and her menstural period is late (15 days) whatis the cause?

Hi I have aquestion, 25 years old lady (not married)she has constipation during 2 months and her menstural period is late (15 days) whatis the cause?

See your Family Doc: Unfortunately, you've reported too many symptoms but not enough information. There are many causes of constipation, especially inadequate dietary fiber, fluids & exercise. We must rule out pregnancy in any young female who's menstrual period is late. Thyroid disease could account for both. Best to take her to see Family Doc for evaluation & treatment. PS marriage doesn't play into either concern ...Read more

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I have been constipated and bloated for about a wk now leading up to my period. My cycle came and the constipation has only gotten worse. Wht can I do?

I have been constipated and bloated for about a wk now leading up to my period. My cycle came and the constipation has only gotten worse. Wht can I do?

Constipation: Occasional constipation is not an unusual problem. Initially, the best solution is to try to increase the amount of fiber in your diet and to increase your amount of fluid intake. If this does not help over several weeks, or if you develop bleeding or other changes in your bowel habits, then I would see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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