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Is diarrhea considered to be a symptom of getting your period?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Occasionally

When the period is coming a few women will get diarrhea.
This is from a chemical the lining of the uterus makes, called prostaglandin. This chemical can cause diarrhea, nausea, and menstrual cramping.

In brief: Occasionally

When the period is coming a few women will get diarrhea.
This is from a chemical the lining of the uterus makes, called prostaglandin. This chemical can cause diarrhea, nausea, and menstrual cramping.
Dr. Karen Jones
Dr. Karen Jones
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Sometimes

The hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle have been associted with changes in bowel habits and are a common cause of irritable bowel type symptoms.
These can often be controlled with medications and occasionaly with dietary modification and the use of probiotics.

In brief: Sometimes

The hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle have been associted with changes in bowel habits and are a common cause of irritable bowel type symptoms.
These can often be controlled with medications and occasionaly with dietary modification and the use of probiotics.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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