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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Get Constipated Near My Period

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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

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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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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Constipation (Definition)

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