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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. Daniel Lebowitz
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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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Mid cycle every month, I get uncomfortably bloated and gassy, making loud noises until my period comes. It feels as if I am constipated but I'm not?

Mid cycle every month, I get uncomfortably bloated and gassy, making loud noises until my period comes. It feels as if I am constipated but I'm not?

Ovulation: at midcycle, when you ovulate, you can see an increase in progesterone production. This can affect bowel function and lead to bloating, constipation and gurgling noises. Sometimes doing things to increase motility can help like increasing fiber and fluids ...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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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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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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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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Why do we get gassy, bloated, moody, and even our skin glows when we have our periods? How does this happen?

No good answer: Unfortunately there is no good answer to your question, though the issue is real. Please read this book chapter for information on the issue. https://www.spu.edu/depts/spfc/happenings/documents/chap115.pdf. ...Read more

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I have nouseas, flatulence, and 3 month not period and negative resoult pregnancy what can be?

I have nouseas, flatulence, and 3 month not period and negative resoult pregnancy what can be?

Ovary, hormoneissue?: See your doc. Other symptoms? Headache, visual, change in hair, breasts, mood. Your symptoms may be hormonal related to ovarian function, pituitary gland (which affects ovarian function); irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel other. Get examined. ...Read more

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Ive always had a seven day period but for the last two months ive had a four day period gassy and slightly cramping constinctly?

Ive always  had a seven day period but for the last two months ive had a four day period gassy and slightly cramping constinctly?

Don't know why: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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Abdominal has been too gassy. Had period 2 weeks ago and sex today and yesterday. What does it mean? Is it normal? Should she worry?

Abdominal has been too gassy. Had period 2 weeks ago and sex today and yesterday. What does it mean? Is it normal? Should she worry?

1st, why RU gassy?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Period due in 5days for 4days I have more trips to toilet to poo am gassy and gettn gas pains not the norm for me ttc is this a sign not testing yet!

Period due in 5days for 4days I have more trips to toilet to poo am gassy and gettn gas pains not the norm for me ttc is this a sign not testing yet!

Possibly: It could just be some pms as well or another cause of gastrointestinal disturbance. Certainly if you miss your cycle or its late you should do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My period is late and I am constantly burping and I feel gassy. Why is my period late even though I have PMS symptoms. Why am I burping constantly?

My period is late and  I am constantly burping and I feel gassy. Why is my period late even though I have PMS symptoms. Why am I burping constantly?

Good question but...: feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks), a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut--check home pregnancy test now. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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