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Why Whenever I Get My Period I Have Gas
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
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
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
What helps gas durning your period? It does not matter what i eat or drink i still get it. Natural remedies would be best. So i can use it right now
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?
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 ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get my period in 9 days. I am experiencing slight cramps, gas, stomach pains, slight nausea. I have had protected sex. Is it my period or pregnancy?
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