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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
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
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
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
Period ended one week ago/Still extremely bloated. Period before this past one was 8 days late but still came. Should I be concerned/ what could it b?
Had protected sex. Got period. Ended 5 days ago. Bloated still and feeling nausea . its just a bug right?
My period is light and is stopping earlier than it should. 5 days so far. im 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
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?
We had unprotected sex by pull out method during her period on 23/10,that time period lasts for 7 days.23/11 she had period 1.5 days and still bloated?
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?
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
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
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
I'm always bloated right before my period which is normal this time around my period came 2days early I usually have a 5days this time I bleed for 3days and stopped I'm still very bloated what to do?
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. Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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