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Old 06-08-2006, 04:57 PM   #1
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Question Constipation/Pre-Menopause Linked??

My entire life I have been pretty normal when it comes to BM's. I am now 40 almost 41....but around age 37 I noticed that I was having occasional constipation. It would last longer than I was used to (well I wasn't used to any constipation issues). So I blamed it on my diet, too much soda, not enough water and began taking Metamucil. Once things started to flow, I would forget to take the Metamucil and go on with my life, only then to be plagued again with constipation.

3 years have gone by....and now I am noticing changes in my monthly periods as well and the constipation issues have gotten worse. I really have to watch my diet, drink tons of water, take fiber and it's still doesn't come out the way I would like it to look per se. I have had a colonoscopy just this March, and it was normal. I have been to my GYN to have them check my blood, hormones, uterine biopsy and tomorrow an ultrasound, but I feel in my mind that it's pre-menopause and age doing this to me even though my hormonal tests were normal. I feel like my body is changing. I used to have a regualr 5 day period, now it's gone down to 3 days, sometimes only 2 days. I am emotional big time, I cry over stupid things like American Idol, So YOu Think You Can Dance shows, ha ha ha!! I just think I'm out of whack somehow, but I don't know what to do to bring back my ebb and flow. I recently went back on birth control pills and was hoping that would get my hormones in check, but the constipation or itty bitty stools continue.

So my question is: do the women on this board who are late 30's, early to mid/late 40's believe that constipation has anything to do with peri-meno or meno???
Thoughts?

 
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:37 PM   #2
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Re: Constipation/Pre-Menopause Linked??

Hi Kistome,
The pleasures of being a woman eh! I was diagnosed with Pre-Menopause when I was 28. I am now 38. I am no doctor but I do believe that Constipation goes right along with Pre-Menopause. I have had trouble with my bowels even tho I continue to follow a fiber diet. There is alot of websites for women that you can take a look at thru your search engine on Pre-Menopaus that might give you some insight to the whole thing. Keep up a good healthy diet and that should help with your constipation.

 
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