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

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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