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Why Do I Get Constipated Before My Period
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
Menstrual changes: Hormonal changes and loss of body fluids are both factors. ...Read more
Happens any time: Constipation is very common and happens any time. Before/during/after. If you notice that is your pattern, I would suggest increase fluid and add some fibers such as fibercon/benefiber/metamucil/senakot etc... Around this time, or regularly so to help ease your symptoms. If persistent/severe, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Why is it that everytime I'm on my period I get constipated... And feel the cramps all the way down to my butt? :/
Pelvic hyperalgesia: Pelvic congestion, hyperalgesia (increased sensitivity to the function of pelvic organs), & altered GI transit are common with menstrual periods in predisposed women. Best to get a clean bill of health from your gynecologist before seeking the help of a GI doctor but irritable bowel syndrome can present this way. Watch caffeine intake, add water-soluble fiber, stool softeners if needed, exercise. ...Read more
I always get terrible constipation a few days after my period ends. Fibre, water, exercise, nothing helps then. What is this and how can I ease it?
The last few months I have been gettin weird pains after period. 1 to 2 days after it finishes im bloated, constipated &stitch like pain in right side?
This is a somewhat: Unusual time to experience bloating/constipation/pain. These symptoms are commonly a part of the PREmenstrual symptom complex, but not so much afterward. I do suspect the right lower quadrant pain is related to GI function/constipation. Increase fiber/water in diet, consider psyllium supplements to help with constipation. I would also discuss with your doctor to decide if any tests needed. Stay well ...Read more
Why is it that every time I get my period, my constipation & cramps get worse & worse? The pain is unbearable at times. Should I be concerned??
Is it normal to have a lot of watery diaheria before a period? Then I get constipated directly afterward having watery stools
Asked and answered: This could be due to several different things, but not likely related to your periods. See a doctor. ...Read more
I have noticed that I always seem to get hemorrhoids after or during my period. Always! And I don't get constipated. Is other normal?
Probably: I suppose just the increased blood flow to the pelvic region may explain this. I've had other women tell me the same thing but I can't really think of a mechanism other than the blood flow issue noted above. ...Read more
Is it normal to get diaheria before a period? I been having watery stools then all of a sudden I'll get constipated then back to diahera
Symptoms: Those symptoms are a bit excessive for a period. It would be a good idea to see your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more
The only time I'm not constipated is on & a few days after my period. So which one should I do? 1. Get female hormons. 2. Get meds to fix thyroid
Fiber and water:
You may increase your intake of fiber foods, a link to fiber foods is given below. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Alternatively you may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and still drink plenty of water.
Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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?
Always tired lately I've had a 3 week long period plus my wrist have carpool tunnel and bad constipation can't get through the day without a nap help?
I've been having some cramping, gas, constipation, and I believe I was suppose to get my period. It's been about 4 weeks. Is it to soon to take a test?
Take a pregnancy test: Although there are number of reasons why you might be having the symptoms that you're having, if you are late on your period and having unprotected intercourse, then you should take a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Before/during period I get mildly constipated and have stomach/intestinal rumbling and occasional gas. Is this normal?
Not uncommon: Those symptoms are not uncommon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tired, rapid weight loss, no period in almost 2years. Per dr not menopause, constipated. Feel like never get enough sleep. No energy?
Many possibilities: Your symptoms are nonspecific and could be due to many possibilities. Possible hormonal causes include hyperthyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, pituitary disease, diabetes. However it could also be anxiety, depression, and many other medical disorders. You need further evaluation. ...Read more
When I get my period I am in excessive amount of pain. My whole body shakes, I have cramps, constipation, my lower back hurts along with my thighs?
Primary dysmenorrhea: If you are otherwise in good health, ask your primary care doc or nurse practitioner to offer you an evaluation plus a trial of continuous combination oral contraceptives like Seasonal or Seasonique for 3 months and/or an Antiprostaglandins-COX inhibitor like anaprox, naproxen, ibuprofen or mefenamic acid pills as needed. Heating pads and other simple conservative measures may also help. ...Read more
Been constipated nearly a well. Got bowels moving slowly. Now I get random dizziness at times, fatigue, insomnia. Week before period starts. Period?
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more
Ttc. Missed period by 9 days. Constipated sensitive nipples and bloated. Negative pregnancy test... Should I get a blood test?
I've had 2 periods, taken 2 pregnancy in 6 week and negative but still sometimes get nauseous, have constipation, & keep peeing. Chances of pregnant?
GYNE: Alexis sorry for your discomfort but a good gyn can help you or even a good family doctor ...Read more
I have been experiencing periods of constipation for about 6 months but when I poop sometimes it burns and my anus get itchy why? Any intervention?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): This is a very common problem. Try some miralax (polyethylene glycol). Use a capful in a glass of water or juice everyday. It is not absorbed by the body but causes more liquid to come into the intestines. You may have to alter the amount you use each day. ...Read more
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