Monthly Stomach Problems

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Registered: 04-24-2009
Monthly Stomach Problems
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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 3:58pm

Every month, right before and during the first couple of days of my period I start having bowel issues... loose stools, cramping that is not uterine, etc.

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Registered: 07-25-2000
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 2:33pm

I think it is not uncommon for your menstrual cycle to affect IBS. So I am guessing that that is what is going on for you. If you have a G-I doctor you might want to talk it over with him, or your family doctor.

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Registered: 04-24-2009
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 2:21pm
Thanks Becky, I was thinking it is probably fairly common as well. But, I will talk about it next time I see my doctor.

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Registered: 01-21-2011
Tue, 03-22-2011 - 2:46am

when i had my periods i had the same problem...i do have IBS now my daughter has the same problem with her monthly...and she doesn't have IBS....hope this helps