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I am constipated when I'm NOT having a period. Should I get my throid checked?

I am constipated when I'm NOT having a period. Should I get my throid checked?

There is more to: constipation than thyroid issues. You would benefit from a thorough evaluation and diet history by a health care professional. Long term constipation can lead to serious conditions. Get this resolved now to avoid future problems. ...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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What causes me to get constipated during my period?

What causes me to get constipated during my period?

Menstrual changes: Hormonal changes and loss of body fluids are both factors. ...Read more

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If ur constipated will u still get ur period?

If ur constipated will u still get ur period?

Not related at all: Constipation involves your colon and GI tract. Menstruation involves hormones and your ovaries and uterus. Completely separate. ...Read more

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Can you get constipated a week before your period?

Can you get constipated a week before your period?

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

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Why is it that everytime I'm on my period I get constipated... And feel the cramps all the way down to my butt? :/

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

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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?

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

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Why do I get constipation and blood clotting on first day of period?

Why do I get constipation and blood clotting on first day of period?

Heavy period: Clotting indicates heavy bleeding; not sure if there is any relation to constipation. One condition which can cause constipation and heavy periods is hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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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??

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??

Try fiber laxative: Try taking fiber laxative like Metamucil a couple of days before the expected episode of constipation. Drink enough water to keep your urine colorless. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

Not due to menses: It is highly unlikely this is related to your menstrual periods. Sounds like a form of colitis and might be Giardia, but should be seen by a doctor for evaluation or perhaps empirical therapy. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Ovulation: At midcycle, when you ovulate, you can see an increase in progesterone production. This can affect bowel function and lead to bloating, constipation and gurgling noises. Sometimes doing things to increase motility can help like increasing fiber and fluids ...Read more

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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?

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?

No energy: Several possibilities come to mind, from anemia (low blood count) to low thyroid function to medication effects. Best to clarify through thorough workup by your family doc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Tired, rapid weight loss, no period in almost 2years. Per dr not menopause, constipated. Feel like never get enough sleep. No energy?

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

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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?

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

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Been constipated nearly a well. Got bowels moving slowly. Now I get random dizziness at times, fatigue, insomnia. Week before period starts. Period?

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

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Ttc. Missed period by 9 days. Constipated sensitive nipples and bloated. Negative pregnancy test... Should I get a blood test?

Ttc. Missed period by 9 days. Constipated sensitive nipples and bloated. Negative pregnancy test... Should I get a blood test?

Yes: Although the urine tests are fairly accurate and show positive early on the blood test is better. Of course you could simply wait a few days or a week or two and repeat the urine test. ...Read more

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Constipation before period normal?

Constipation before period normal?

Unrelated: Bowel function not related to menstral function.
Drink water, diet high in fiber and Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and DSS to regulate bowel function ...Read more

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Really annoying constipation before period?

Really annoying constipation before period?

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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What should I do for constipation after my period?

What should I do for constipation after my period?

Fiber: It is best to increase the fiber in your diet as well as exercise and staying hydrated. It is best not to depend on medication for the constipation. ...Read more

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