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Why am I bloated after my period?

Why am I bloated after my period?

Sometimes this: Can be related to hormonal irregularity. You may not have diuresed off fluids completely from period or may be constipated. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Why am I still bloated after my period?

Why am I still bloated after my period?

Estrogen only menses: At age 50, you are probably not ovulating any longer and your periods are estrogen only (no progesterone) which is notorious for fluid retention. You should soon be peri menopausal and may be "skipping" periods at this point, exacerbating the problem. If the fluid (bloating) is still present one week post menses see your GYN MD for causation and get examined for ovarian issues including cancer. ...Read more

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Why do I feel bloated after my period?

Why do I feel bloated after my period?

Fluid retention: Once the menses is completed, the fluid that was retained prior to the actual flow should dissipate over a few days. ...Read more

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Why do I get bloated after my period is over?

Why do I get bloated after my period is over?

Hormonal changes: Hormones wax and wane during your cycle, and some women are more sensitive to the changes than others. In your case, you appear to be sensitive to hormonal changes, and that change causes you to feel bloated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I feel bloated after my period, what can I do?

I feel bloated after my period, what can I do?

Period Bloating: Period bloating: try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. Over the counter products like midol can be helpful. ...Read more

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I feel bloated after my period and have been having flutters there before, during, and, now. Am I pregnant?

I feel bloated after my period and have been having flutters there before, during, and, now. Am I pregnant?

Too vague...: I'm not sure what you mean by flutters. Is your heart fluttering? Butterflies in your stomach feeling? Either way, these symptoms can't diagnose pregnancy. If you are that concerned, get a pregnancy test, and repeat it after a missed period. ...Read more

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I have Ben emotional and wantin to snack and haven't wanted sex for a month nowmy stomach stayed bloated after my period. Wat could it be?

I have Ben emotional and wantin to snack and haven't wanted sex for a month nowmy stomach stayed bloated after my period. Wat could it be?

PMS: You most likely having a severe case of pre-menstural syndrome due to hormonal changes. Please see your provider, S/he is able to help you. ...Read more

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Can all girls get bloated on period?

Can all girls get bloated on period?

Most do.: During menses your body releases prostaglandins a type of chemical that gives you cramps and makes you feel bloated, also during menses your body is naturally retaining water that's another reason for feeling bloated. Ibuprofen, advil, (ibuprofen) Naproxen help with cramps. Use of diuretics to help with bloating is debatable. ...Read more

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Typical to be bloated during your period?

Typical to be bloated during your period?

Yes, for many women.: Symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Can you be bloated before you get your period?

Can you be bloated before you get your period?

Yes, It can be a PMS: Sx. Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive ; anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting ; palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems w acne or hives. ...Read more

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Light period lasted 4 days feel bloated and sick?

Light period lasted 4 days feel bloated and sick?

Stomach flu: The stomach flu is caused by a virus that attacks your gastrointestinal system. There is no cure for the stomach flu. The remedies are good rest, plenty of fluids intake, plain food like crackers, cereal, toast and rice. Take NSAID over the counter and tincture of time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel bloated after period is over?

Is it normal to feel bloated after period is over?

Some do: If this is a recurring problem for you then consider talking to an Obgyn about one of the many birth control options available to reduce your symptoms ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel bloated after your period is over?

Is it normal to feel bloated after your period is over?

Yes: It can take a few days after period for all that extra water to leave. Bummer huh? Your stomach can feel full too. If continues, see a doctor to make sure it's not something else unrelated to your cycle. ...Read more

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What to do to be less bloated when you have your period?

What to do to be less bloated when you have your period?

Bloated: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help. ...Read more

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Bloated five days after period ended, should I be concerned?

Bloated five days after period ended, should I be concerned?

See your doctor: While bloating can be a symptom of menses, symptoms usually resolve with onset of cycle or shortly thereafter. I would not worry if this is a one-time occurrence, but if it does not resolve, it may be best to see your doctor to rule out other problems. ...Read more

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How common is it to be be bloated after your period just ended?

How common is it to be be bloated after your period just ended?

Personal Habits: The hormonal changes especially in the second half of your cycle can lead to swelling of your organs which can affect the motility of your intestines but make sure that your own habits are not causing you to retain more air in your stomach...Like gum chewing, smoking and eating fast. ...Read more

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How common is it to still be bloated 1-2 days after your period?

How common is it to still be bloated 1-2 days after your period?

Proliferative Phase: Your reproductive organs at this time should be gradually rebuilding your uterine lining to normal and swelling should be decreasing. If your bloating persists, find some relief by avoiding gas-forming foods. Eat slowly and chew your food well, avoid chewing gum and stop smoking, if you are now. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be bloated two weeks before starting your period?

Is it possible to be bloated two weeks before starting your period?

PMS bloating?: Pms symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbations of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it normal to be bloated with your period?

Hormonal Changes: The second half of your period is called secretory phase which could lead to swollen female reproductive organs. Such hormonal changes could also affect other organs of the abdomen or body which could lead to bloating. If the condition persists and does not coincide with the secretory phase of your period, then please find some other relief. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to make yourself less bloated when you are on your period?

What are some good ways to make yourself less bloated when you are on your period?

Bloated: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help. ...Read more

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Period is 2 days late, usually dead on 20th each month feel bloated n ate loads yesterday. But negative test?!

Wait.: Periods can be off by a few days month to month due to environmental or medications. Would wait for it to return. ...Read more

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