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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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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

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

Gas up or down?: More than likely it is something in your diet like dairy sensitivities or vegetables: onions, celery, carrots, brussels sprouts, cucumber, cabbage, cauliflower, radishes. If the gas is so severe you are in lots of pain...Ck with your doctors. ...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?

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

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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