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Is having to poop a lot normal during your period?

Is having to poop a lot normal during your period?

Can be: Colon has estrogen receptors so can be affected by hormonal changes during the month. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Poop a lot during period is it normal?

Poop a lot during period is it normal?

It sounds: Like it's normal for you. The colon and uterus are in close proximity, anatomical variation, prostaglandins involved in uterine contractions, among other things, may contribute. Consider the pill to regulate and diminish cycle, i get it helps. ...Read more

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Is normal for blood to come out of your anus during your period?

Is normal for blood to come out of your anus during your period?

No. see MD: Menstrual blood is uterine/vaginal. Rectal blood is something and somewhere else. At your age, likely hemorrhoidal. Bowel habit can change with menstruall cycle. See md. ...Read more

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Does having sharp painful bowel movement and strong pelvic cramp upon pushing ONLY during period normal?

Does having sharp painful bowel movement and strong pelvic cramp upon pushing ONLY during period normal?

No: This is unlikely to be normal. Painful Menstruation (along with pelvic irritation (resulting in bowel symptoms) can be treated. See your Gynecologist. Birth Control pills may help!! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sharp shooting rectal pain during bowel movement w straining? only happens during my period. pain worsens with more pushing.

Is it normal to have sharp shooting rectal pain during bowel movement w straining? only happens during my period. pain worsens with more pushing.

See doctor: Difficult to speculate without an examination of the rectal area and a pelvic examination. It could be adenomyosis or endometriosis, or just hemorroids, so anything I say is just speculation. At your age it doesn't seem dangerous, so addressing the problem will depend on how serious the problem is to you. ...Read more

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So scared going to see gastroenterologist for stomach issues. Have my period is it normal to see blood in stool during heavy period? I only wear pads

So scared going to see gastroenterologist for stomach issues. Have my period  is it normal to see blood in stool during heavy period? I only wear pads

Not Normal: Blood in stool could come from cross over to anus while defeating and bleeding or you could have hemorrhoids in related to your period. You should however be seen by a GI specialist and gynecologist for examination ...Read more

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Sharp pubic bone pain, sharp pain upon pushing during bowel movement, diarrhoea, nausea normal during period? Never had it before.

Sharp pubic bone pain, sharp pain upon pushing during bowel movement, diarrhoea, nausea normal during period? Never had it before.

Sounds normal: The symptoms you describe are not unusual during a normal period. Many women have diarrhea and nausea during a period. Even though you have not experienced this before, a woman's body undergoes changes all of the time. and most women will have symptoms with a period once in a while that are unusual for them. ...Read more

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Random Sharp pubic bone pain, sharp pain upon pushing during bowel movement, diarrhoea, nausea normal during period? Never had it before.

Random Sharp pubic bone pain, sharp pain upon pushing during bowel movement, diarrhoea, nausea normal during period? Never had it before.

?IBS: Could be IBS but concern over recent onset. This may be the result of a recent infection resulting in residual bowel sensitivity-known as "post infectious IBS" Please see our website and book for more details "The Gut Solution". ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramp like pain during bowel movement especially when i strain? It gets worse when i strain. It only happens during my period.

Is it normal to have cramp like pain during bowel movement especially when i strain? It gets worse when i strain. It only happens during my period.

Yes: the cramps are your uterus and when you strain having a bowel movement that exerts pressure in your lower abdominal wall cavity and can also squeeze the uterus as well as the bowel. This is an individual thing and not all patients will experience it. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain at anus and pelvic area upon pushing during bowel movement, only during period, have spotting, have dysmenorrhea. is it normal?

Sharp shooting pain at anus and pelvic area upon pushing during bowel movement, only during period, have spotting, have dysmenorrhea.  is it normal?

See gynecologist: These symptoms may result from endometriosis if they are limited to days during period, however a thorough medical check up and evaluation by gynecologist is necessary. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of painful pelvic bone pain that occurs randomly whn period is it normal? i also have spotting, painful bowel movement and cramp during p

Sudden onset of painful pelvic bone pain that occurs randomly whn period is it normal? i also have spotting, painful bowel movement and cramp during p

Gynecology exam: No, this is not normal. Have an exam to determine the problem and start treatment. Don't wait - early detection can prevent developing new issues including emotional ones. Best! ...Read more

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