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Why Do I Get Constipated Near My Period
Menstrual changes: Hormonal changes and loss of body fluids are both factors. ...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
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
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