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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

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 and mild cramping after my period?

Why am I still bloated and mild cramping after my period?

Lingering hormones: Some women can get the bloating and mild cramping days before and or after their period as the hormones associated with the monthly cycle wax and wane. Hope this helps. ...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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Period just went off and im still bloated what does that mean?

Period just went off and im still bloated what does that mean?

Depends: Bloating after cessation of menses is not always related to the menses. Could be related to your diet. See your Provider and check it out! ...Read more

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I had my period but I still feel bloated it was very lite?

I had my period but I still feel bloated it was very lite?

Bloating: Not sure why. There may be another reason for that, or if it is related to your period, it should get better shortly. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still be bloated after a week since period? Feels like I'm pregnant help me

Is it normal to still be bloated after a week since period? Feels like I'm pregnant help me

Unlikely to be pregn: If you have had normal period a week ago and feel bloated, you are unlikely to be pregnant
But if you want to be 100% sure, do a in home pregnancy test for peace of mind ...Read more

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Had protected sex. Got period. Ended 5 days ago. Bloated still and feeling nausea. Its just a bug right?

Had protected sex. Got period. Ended 5 days ago. Bloated still and feeling nausea. Its just a bug right?

Probably: Assuming the period was normal this might be a good assumption However I was taught you are pregnant till proven other wise. Would see how you feel and if it does not resolve then get a pregnancy test is about 7 days.
Best wishes ...Read more

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My period is light and is stopping earlier than it should. 5 days so far. I'm usually 6-7 days. I also still feel bloated even though my period is over?

My period is light and is stopping earlier than it should. 5 days so far. I'm usually 6-7 days. I also still feel bloated even though my period is over?

Hormonal imbalance: What you described seems to be a variation on the normal pattern and not an abnormal state. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Been on BCP pills for around 3 months. Decreased flow but period still here on the 10th day. Feeling bloated. Is this normal? Or allergic to the BCP?

Been on BCP pills for around 3 months. Decreased flow but period still here on the 10th day. Feeling bloated. Is this normal? Or allergic to the BCP?

Switch pills: If after three months the experience on a birth control pill is not satisfactory, a health care professional could be consulted to potentially switch to a different pill. ...Read more

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My last period was january1st it is now february15th and still have not started my period, ifeel bloated. No sex in over a year. What couldbe the reason?

My last period was january1st it is now february15th and still have not started my period, ifeel bloated. No sex in over a year. What couldbe the reason?

Amenorrhea: Your period is delayed because you didn't ovulate. If this is recurrent you could take birth control pills to keep you regular. Initially you should take a course of Progesterone to induce menses. Ultimately when you're trying to conceive you may need assistance. ...Read more

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I had a natural miscarriage on 3/10/15 and my period returned on 4/12/15, and after my period I feel so bloated still? Could it be something else?

I had a natural miscarriage on 3/10/15 and my period returned on 4/12/15, and after my period I feel so bloated still? Could it be something else?

Yes: Bloating can have many causes. If you have had a normal period since your miscarriage, it is unlikely that the bloating is caused by the miscarriage. However, the same thing could have caused both the bloating and the miscarriage. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Period is now finished and still feel bloated and keep checking everyone says I look normal but I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer could it be in myhead?

Period is now finished and still feel bloated and keep checking everyone says I look normal but I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer could it be in myhead?

In head: Malignancy in an ovary is essentially asymptomatic. Only when it metastasizes to omentum, the fat pad of the transverse colon does symptoms appear as an upper abdominal mass and secondarily the production of ascites which could produce swelling and a bloated feeling. A scan of the abdomen can resolve the issue ...Read more

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Had sex last monthused a condom had my full period but ever sence it ended ive been bloated for a month tookpreg tests both negative but still worried?

Had sex last monthused a condom had my full period but ever sence it ended ive been bloated for a month tookpreg tests both negative but still worried?

Other Causes: Hello. With multiple negative pregnancy tests over the course of a month, the likelihood of pregnancy is lower. There are other causes of bloating to include issues with food digestion or issues with the reproductive organs (your ovaries and uterus). I recommend a visit to your doctor to confirm the absence of pregnancy, assess for dietary changes, or the need for an ultrasound. Best Regards. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle came 2 weeks early. I ended my period 2 weeks ago at the end of january, two weeks later it started again. It lasted four days. The first two days were light. Then it got really heavy and went back to normal and ended. I'm still bloated

My menstrual cycle came 2 weeks early. I ended my period 2 weeks ago at the end of january, two weeks later it started again. It lasted four days. The first two days were light. Then it got really heavy and went back to normal and ended. I'm still bloated

It: It may be that your hormones are off balance, which can happen from conditions such as stress or weight changes (weight too high or too low). If there is any chance that you are pregnant please take a test (some pregnancies can cause spotting or bleeding).

If you have pain, soaking more than a pad an hour, light-headedness, fainting or vomiting then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I've had my period twice this month and I'm still cramping and bloated what can that be?

I've had my period twice this month and I'm still cramping and bloated what can that be?

Not period: If you are bleeding every 2 weeks, then this is likely not related to an actual period. Causes of breakthrough bleeding can include problems related to absent / irregular ovulation, or anatomic changes such as polyps or fibroids. ...Read more

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Period lasted from 2nd to 7th but I still feel bloated and just kind of weird. I had sex on my first "fertile" day of April. Pregnant?

Period lasted from 2nd to 7th but I still feel bloated and just kind of weird. I had sex on my first "fertile" day of April. Pregnant?

Maybe: Sometimes bleeding can occur that seems like a period but is really bleeding in at the first trimester. A blood test will provide the answer. ...Read more

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Had a misscarige 8 weeks ago still no period and bloated and savere heartburn could I be pregnant?

Had a misscarige 8 weeks ago still no period and bloated and savere heartburn could I be pregnant?

Possibly: It is certainly possible to start ovulating before getting your period after a miscarriage, abortion, or live delivery. If you had unprotected sex, then pregnancy should be ruled out. If negative, your symptoms could be related to several non-pregnancy conditions. ...Read more

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I have my period feeling cramps and bloated, can I still workout at the gym if you have your period?

Yes: Would avoid workout if you are severely debilitated. However, moderate exercise can help to improve cramping ; bloating. Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium >. ...Read more

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Can you be pregnant and still have periods? I just had my period on the 22nd and was kind of longer than usual, still feel bloated, and headaches.

Yes: I would perform a urine pregnancy test. There is a small group of women who have a period on a regular cycle despite being pregnant. This could just be a normal cycle change. Some women can have a miscarriage which is due to a blighted ovum. ...Read more

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Absent period for 5 months. I think I'm bloated. But I can still eat and it's not uncomfortable. I have put on some weight. Ovarian cancer possible?

Absent period for 5 months. I think I'm bloated. But I can still eat and it's not uncomfortable. I have put on some weight. Ovarian cancer possible?

Not likely: See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/risk-factors/con-20028096. You are not at a typical age for this type of cancer. ...Read more

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How come my stomach is still bloated? I had my period 10 days ago and I also be having pains in my lower abdomenal how come?

Many possibilities: Not all bloating is related to your menstrual cycle. This may be gastrointestinal in origin, or you could also have a cyst or mass in your abdomen. Get an exam by a doctor. ...Read more

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I only got my period for 2 days and I'm still feeling bloated and I'm really tired with my lower back sometimes in pain can I be pregnant?

I only got my period for 2 days and I'm still feeling bloated and I'm really tired with my lower back sometimes in pain can I be pregnant?

Maybe. . .: If your period is usually longer than 2 days, then maybe this period really isn't a period after all. However, the only way to know would be for you to do a home pregnancy test. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I used a condom & took plan b. 4 days later heavy period. 2 months later, very nausious & bloated/full. Neg blood test & norm period. Still sick?

I used a condom & took plan b. 4 days later heavy period. 2 months later, very nausious & bloated/full. Neg blood test & norm period. Still sick?

Preg test is neg?: If the pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. Plan b would not cause these symptoms 2 months later. I would schedule an appt with your pcp or with a GI specialist to discuss these symptoms and look for nongynecologic causes such as ibs. ...Read more

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