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Luckily never before had any classic symptoms of period/PMS. Experiencing today strong abdominal cramping & diarrhea (day before period).Unusual, why?

Luckily never before had any classic symptoms of period/PMS. Experiencing today strong abdominal cramping & diarrhea (day before period).Unusual, why?

Not abnormal: The exact reasons why diarrhea occurs during your period aren't fully understood, but it is quite common and often tied to menstrual cramps. Believed to be at the root of the cause are prostaglandins, chemicals released during your period that allow the uterus, and thus the intestines, to contract. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Coffee causes more severe nausea and diarrhea a week before period?

Coffee causes more severe nausea and diarrhea a week before period?

Coffee and diarrhea: Coffee is a cathartic and does cause bowel movement. may worsening premenstrual diarrhea. Nausea can be the same but check for GERD, see if ranitidine helps.

http://goaskalice. Columbia. Edu/answered-questions/monthly-diarrhea-%E2%80%94-associated-my-period ...Read more

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Spotting before period, diarrhea, fatigue, nausea, stretchy cervical mucus, headaches, decreased appetite, sharp pains in stomach n breast, help...?

Spotting before period, diarrhea, fatigue, nausea, stretchy cervical mucus, headaches, decreased appetite, sharp pains in stomach n breast, help...?

Complex: Not at all sure that all these symptoms are necessarily related. Might help to see your pcp and discuss a full evaluation. Is there any chance you are pregnant? Might want to check using urine test strips from local pharmacy. ...Read more

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What would cause, anal leakage during heavymenstrual period, and loose stools? Is it my period, or is it something worse? I've had this for 3 days now

What would cause, anal leakage during heavymenstrual period, and loose stools? Is it my period, or is it something worse? I've had this for 3 days now

Diarrhea/menses: These are not likely related, but two different conditions. If the diarrhea continues unabated go and see your PCP and have this evaluated. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and having period like cramping and loose stools. This is my 3rd pregnancy?

37 weeks pregnant and having period like cramping and loose stools. This is my 3rd pregnancy?

Go to Hospital: When you are having loose stools and cramping in pregnancy, it is important to make sure that your baby is Ok and that you are not dilating. Watch for baby movements and go right away to the hospital birthing center. All will be well. It is better to be safe. ...Read more

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I've had my period and I just came off, I recieved cramps and loose stools with slight stomach ache. What do you think is going on?

I've had my period and I just came off, I recieved cramps and loose stools with slight stomach ache. What do you think is going on?

Cramps: If the cramps and loose stools came while on your cycle then this from a hormone called prostaglandin and is normal. ibuprofen is and anti-prostaglandin and will help with the next cycle. ...Read more

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Gurgling stomach, lower ab pain, loose stools, weight loss... Still getting period, on the pill, negative pregnancy tests... Lower back pain... help!

Gurgling stomach, lower ab pain, loose stools, weight loss... Still getting period, on the pill, negative pregnancy tests... Lower back pain... help!

Duration?: Hi. Are these symptoms new or chronic? If acute, you may just have a GI bug that will clear itself within days. If chronic, you need to consider things like inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, etc. Any mucous and/or blood in stool? If it's chronic, or doesn't resolve promptly, please see your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had a upset stomach and diarhea for a few days before period?

I have had a upset stomach and diarhea for a few days before period?

PMS: Those are classic symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

Here are some other symptoms:


http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/premenstrual-syndrome/basics/symptoms/con-20020003 ...Read more

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On Cilest pill, long heavy irregular periods (10 days), painful sex, severe stomach cramps, constipation before period & diarrhoea during - pls help!

On Cilest pill, long heavy irregular periods (10 days), painful sex, severe stomach cramps, constipation before period & diarrhoea during - pls help!

Heavy periods cramps: Hello Laura0448 ~ this is the classical description of anovulatory cycles and possibly some accompanying endometriosis. You should see an OB GYN to outline a diagnostic plan and then treatment. Thanks ...Read more

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Constipation/diarrhea both with some mucus ONLY before period?? Am I sick??

Constipation/diarrhea both with some mucus ONLY before period?? Am I sick??

No, you are not sick: Alternating constipation and diarrhea with mucus production is most consistent with an irritable bowel syndrome.The flare ups in the premenstrual phase are likely produced by excess production of prostaglandins, which is physiologic. Understanding the cause and decreasing any anxiety that you may have about these symptoms, and in general, goes a long way to get the problem to settle down. ...Read more

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Heartburn lasted 2 days then constant #2 bathroom use, then small diarrhea throughout day. All these happenin days before period due. What's going on?

Heartburn lasted 2 days then constant #2 bathroom use, then small diarrhea throughout day. All these happenin days before period due. What's going on?

If this is not the: Usual for you ; (somepeoplehaveGIsymptoms with each cycle)this could be a coincidental infection. Observe, see if it resolves without treatment. ...Read more

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Sex for weeks and days, even a day before period having light pink bleeding, diarrhea, bad back pain can I be pregnant. Had sex day of ovulation.

Sex for weeks and days, even a day before period having light pink bleeding, diarrhea, bad back pain can I be pregnant. Had sex day of ovulation.

Pregnancy is always-: -possible with unprotected sex. Also STD's. Pinkish bleeding can just be a precursor to your period. But if you did not get your period, there is such a thing as implantation bleeding, which could mean pregnancy is very possible. ...Read more

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Total liquid diarrhea & painful/strong intestinal cramping on 2nd day of period. No nausea or other symptoms & never had this before. Period related?

Total liquid diarrhea & painful/strong intestinal cramping on 2nd day of period. No nausea or other symptoms & never had this before. Period related?

Maybe, but get eval: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), any other circumstances in which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), duration/ recurrence, ? history of IBS. ...Read more

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Diarrhea and stomach ache after eating four days before period pregnant?

Diarrhea and stomach ache after eating four days before period pregnant?

Classic pregnancy: Symptoms don't begin until after a period is missed. If your period is late - then take a home pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent having diarrhoea during my period?

Is there any way to prevent having diarrhoea during my period?

Loperamide: Try this medicine. Over the counter. 2 mg pill with each bowel movement. Don't exceed 16 mg per day ...Read more

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Why do I get diarrhoea when im on my period?

Why do I get diarrhoea when im on my period?

Prostaglandins: Chemicals called prostaglandins are released by the uterus during menstruation, they cause the cramping, but can also affect the colon which is located very nearby - & cause loose stools or diarrhea. ...Read more

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I always have diahrrea a couple of days before and after my period. Is this common?

I always have diahrrea a couple of days before and after my period. Is this common?

Yes: Cells in the uterus produce a chemical called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins stimulate smooth muscles in both the uterus ; in some women they also stimulate smooth muscle of the bowel. As the smooth muscles are stimulated in the uterus it allows the uterus to expel excess inner lining tissue. As smooth muscle in the intenstines are stimulated it propels feces rapidly through the colon. Because of. ...Read more

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Hi! I started my period sunday/monday and started to get diarrhoea on monday?! what does this mean?!

Hi! I started my period sunday/monday and started to get diarrhoea on monday?! what does this mean?!

Not related: Your diarrhea is not related to your periods and may be due to stomach virus or another gastrointestinal infection. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and if it persists or gets worse or associated with fever or vomiting you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more