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Old 04-16-2001, 05:47 PM   #1
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Constipation right before PERIOD? *confused*

<IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/confused.gif"> Prior to getting my period every month, I always wonder if it can cause slight constipation. I noticed I get constipated just a few days before my period is due. Is this normal? Can the hormones throw your digestion off balance or anything? Do anyone of you suffer from this?

Any help is appreciated~!

 
Old 04-17-2001, 07:23 AM   #2
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Re: Constipation right before PERIOD? *confused*

In my experience constipation can occur as a symptom of Premenstrual Syndrome, or our old friend, PMS.

 
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Old 04-17-2001, 07:30 AM   #3
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Re: Constipation right before PERIOD? *confused*

Yes, constipation can be part of PMS. Supposedly, its because of the hormones and the fact that your body is getting ready to shed its uterine lining. Also, its not unusual to have loose bowels or stomach upset once you get your period due to the extra prostaglandins in your system (they help the uterus contract to shed its lining).

 
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Re: Constipation right before PERIOD? *confused*

Thanx alot!

I was worried and it wasn't that serious or big of a deal and I wanted to post it up here before I went to the doctors.

Just curious if it was normal thats all. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

 
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