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Old 12-21-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Stomach problems when I get my period

Is it normal to have bad stomach aches (not cramps) and diarrhea the first day of my period? It doesn't happen every time I get my period but it's pretty common.

 
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:03 PM   #2
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Re: Stomach problems when I get my period

I am sorry for your trouble. Have you paid attention to what you are eating a few days before and right up to your period? Some women tend to eat chocolate or other foods that they normally do not eat and it upsets the digestive process for a time. You take that and fluctuating estrogen levels and voila! an upset tummy. Sincerely, searchin

 
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Re: Stomach problems when I get my period

Thanks but I haven't eaten anything unusual. It is definably not unusual for me to crave chocolate by the way! Lol.

 
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Re: Stomach problems when I get my period

OK So we have ruled out diet. Are your periods irregular? Do you have any ovarian cysts that you are aware of and have ever been told that you have an irritable bowel or irritable bowel disease?

 
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Re: Stomach problems when I get my period

I am not sure if this posted so here I go again?

Are your periods irregular? Do you have any cysts on your ovaries that you are aware of? Have you ever been told that you have an irritable bowel or irritable bowel disease? Does this happen every time you have a period?

It would be wise if you were to make an appointment with a physician--perhaps a gastroenterologist. This is not normal.

 
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Constipation, diarrhea, bowel changes are common PMS symptoms.
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