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Do you get super gassy before your period?

Do you get super gassy before your period?

Posible: Many women have significant physical symptoms when they get their menstrual cycle and bowel symptoms are very common. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Why does my stomach get gassy when i'm on my period?

Why does my stomach get gassy when i'm on my period?

Bowel motility: Prior to the menstrual period, the hormonal changes after ovulation cause the bowel motility to slow down. Women' who are sensitive to this can not increased "gassy-ness". ...Read more

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I get very gassy the week before my period why is that and what can I take over-the-counter for this? I am on the pill can that be a cause?

I get very gassy the week before my period why is that and what can I take over-the-counter for this?  I am on the pill can that be a cause?

Progestin: Changing to a bcp with a different progestin in it than you are currently using may help. For example, if the progestin currently is norethindrone (norethisterone) then switch to levonorgestrel (there are several others, you may need to work with your gynecologist). There is gas binding/absorbing over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Going to the bathroom a lot could there be a problem with my ds didn't get my period yet , getting full , bloated and gassy can it be asthma related?

Going to the bathroom a lot could there be a problem with my ds didn't get my period yet , getting full , bloated and gassy can it be asthma related?

Unlikely: Asthma does not cause the symptoms you describe except in instances when you are swallowing air from the anxiety caused by your inability to breathe. ...Read more

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Bloated, gassy, cramps in my stomach and back, and have had a brown discharge for the past 5 days. Don't get period for another 1.5 weeks?

Bloated, gassy, cramps in my stomach and back, and have had a brown discharge for the past 5 days. Don't get period for another 1.5 weeks?

Bloated brown d/c: May be infection or may be ovarian issue (cysts). Follow up with doctor urgent care may need antibiotics ( for PID, vaginitis mycoplasma, ureoplasma, chlamydia, or sonongram to look at ovaries. ...Read more

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What does it mean if im late on my period and been having mood swings and feel bloated and very gassy if i take a hpt will i get an accurate result?

What does it mean if im late on my period and been having mood swings and feel bloated and very gassy if i take a hpt will i get an accurate result?

Timing of test: You may wish to take a home pregnancy test, however, if it is negative you should repeat it in 3-4 days as these tests start turing positive one week after a missed period, you could see your doctor for a more sensitive blood test that turns positive sooner. ...Read more

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Throat pain & a gassy cramping feeling almost feels like i want to get my period my stomach hurts to but when I use the restroom just lil gas & pop?

Throat pain & a gassy cramping feeling almost feels like i want to get my period my stomach hurts to but when I use the restroom just lil gas & pop?

Irritable bowel?: Sounds like a bowel problem most likely the colon. See a gastroenterologist. In the meantime eat slower, chew your food well, avoid gas producing food like beans etc. ...Read more

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