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Is there any relationship between menstruation and either gassiness or diarrhea?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Yes

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.

In brief: Yes

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.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Prostaglandins

In addition chemicals called prostaglandins are released with your period.
Meds like Ibuprofen are used to block them. These prostaglandins may also cause diarrhea.

In brief: Prostaglandins

In addition chemicals called prostaglandins are released with your period.
Meds like Ibuprofen are used to block them. These prostaglandins may also cause diarrhea.
Dr. Seth Derman
Dr. Seth Derman
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