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Why whenever I get my period I have gas?

Why whenever I get my period I have gas?

Gut and hormones: Gi function is affected by hormonal status, colon has estrogen receptors. Some get constipated, some get diarrhea; some get no changes. ...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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Why do I have so much gas when I get my period?

Why do I have so much gas when I get my period?

Probably hormones: Bowel is affected by hormonal changes; colon, for example, has estrogen receptors, like breast and uterus. This can change function. Diet may change pre menses-chocolate cravings? This can affect gut function. Take meds like midol-can affect gut function too. Keep a diet diary, see if there are particular trigger foods. ...Read more

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How come I get bad gas and poop before my period?

How come I get bad gas and poop before my period?

Prostaglandins: Cells in the uterus produce a chemical called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins stimulate smooth muscles in both the uterus ; in some women they also stimulate smooth muscle of the bowel. As the smooth muscles are stimulated in the uterus it allows the uterus to expel excess inner lining tissue. As smooth muscle in the intenstines are stimulated it propels feces rapidly through the colon. Because of. ...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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I have really bad cramps and gas I just started my period yesterday and my tummy continues to get bloated and deflate even when im not on my period?

I have really bad cramps and gas I just started my period yesterday and my tummy continues to get bloated and deflate even when im not on my period?

Sugar malabsorption: Gas and abdominal pain are frequently due to your dietary intake of carbohydrates (sugars) that are not absorbed completely. The sugars pass through your small intestine and arrive in the colon where they are converted to gas and acids. Testing for specific sugar malabsorption by breath testing can help you adjust your diet to avoid bloating and pain. This is a good place to start. ...Read more

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Throat pain & a gassy cramping feeling almost feels like I want to get my period my stomach hurts to but when I use the restroom just lil gas & pop?

Throat pain & a gassy cramping feeling almost feels like I want to get my period my stomach hurts to but when I use the restroom just lil gas & pop?

Irritable bowel?: Sounds like a bowel problem most likely the colon. See a gastroenterologist. In the meantime eat slower, chew your food well, avoid gas producing food like beans etc. ...Read more

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Gas trap issues on my period. It hurts so bad that I feel miserable...what can I do to help myself out please. It happens only when I'm on my period?

Bloating: If your bloating is not due to fluid retention but is caused by gas entrapment, applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and enables you to pass it. If the gas build-up is up in the stomach, drinking warm water also helps break down the gas. ...Read more

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My gas has smelled like rotten eggs and im not on my period. This isn't normal for me. Should i, be concerned?

My gas has smelled like rotten eggs and im not on my period. This isn't normal for me. Should i, be concerned?

Yes.: Any change in your normal bowel habits or smell indicates that there is an imbalance in your system. Possible imbalances can be caused by not enough or too much stomach acid, lack of pancreatic enzymes, or overgrowth of bacterial or yeast. It also may be that you are eating more eggs than you realize. ...Read more

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Why does pork give me gas on my period?

Gas: Passing gas is a normal aspect of the digestive process. There are hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle that could impact the amount of flatus. I am not sure I would spend too much time worry about the specific foods. ...Read more

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I 43 had my period for 4 days had a lot of gas and beling can I be pregrant?

I 43 had my period for 4 days had a lot of gas and beling can I be pregrant?

Pregnancy: While 43 year old women can certainly still conceive, the fact you just had a period would make pregnancy pretty unlikely ...Read more

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I am a virgin but my period hasn't come yet. I experience back cramping and a lot of gas. I also feel like I'm hungry even after I ate. I went to the?

I am a virgin but my period hasn't come yet. I experience back cramping and a lot of gas. I also feel like I'm hungry even after I ate. I went to the?

Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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I had my period last wed till sunday, now a week later I'm noticing light and dark discharge spotting and gas trapped pain in buttt. Am I ovulating????

I had my period last wed till sunday, now a week later I'm noticing light and dark discharge spotting and gas trapped pain in buttt. Am I ovulating????

Possibly: You don't usually spot or have breakthrough bleeding when you ovulate. It could simply be old, leftover blood from your period that is just now coming out, which isn't that unusual, although, yes, it is a pain. It sounds like it's been close to 14 days since you actually started your period, though, so you could, in fact be ovulating, I just wouldn't base it upon the bleeding. ...Read more

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My period is seven days late but four pregnancy tests have said negative. I'm eating and sleeping more, I have bad gas I'm constipated?

My period is seven days late but four pregnancy tests have said negative. I'm eating and sleeping more, I have bad gas I'm constipated?

See your doctor: Menstrual irregularity, sleep issues, gastrointestinal problems...you need to see your doctor for an exam and some lab tests to evaluate you further. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old and on birth control for 3 years. (The pill) always been good to me. I have recently got off my period and ever since I have been having faint to mild cramps everyday and it moves to diff areas of my stomach. Also having gas?

Sounds like gas: Excessive gas could be a sign of an abnormality with your digestive system such as constipation, lactose intolerance, food allergy, GERD or indigestion, IBS,
gallstones, Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis or an ulcer in the digestive tract. Keep a log of what you are eating/doing when symptoms are worse and what makes it better. Try a laxative/stool softener. Don't think it is the pill. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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