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Change in bowel movements when i have my period

(23 Posts)
madchocolatemum48 Fri 14-Mar-14 16:14:18

My period has started to come back after 4 years with the coil. I never noticed before but am really aware now that when I am bleeding my bowel movements are so much softer, and much more frequent.
Does this happen to anyone one else?

sydlexic Fri 14-Mar-14 16:49:04

Yes, think it is quite normal.

Bankholidaybaby Fri 14-Mar-14 16:51:31

It's the prostaglandins clearing you out. Totally normal.

fruitloop84 Fri 14-Mar-14 16:52:35

Yes I get this too much worse since I had my second child.

FannyFifer Fri 14-Mar-14 17:07:36

Yup, quite loose stools here when have my period.

Thurlow Fri 14-Mar-14 17:16:56

Yep, perfectly normal. I hate it. Heavy periods plus soft, frequent poo? Eurgh.

sooperdooper Fri 14-Mar-14 17:19:06

Yeah I've always had this

sparkle101 Fri 14-Mar-14 17:33:21

Yes very much so! As fruitloop said moreso after second dc

Sparklingbrook Fri 14-Mar-14 17:42:51

Period poo. Normal and annoying. sad

kazzawazzawoo Fri 14-Mar-14 18:40:00

Same here, unfortunately - and very smelly! hmm

snowshoes68 Fri 14-Mar-14 19:04:12

I do too! Totally bleugh.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Fri 14-Mar-14 19:09:19

It was like a double gift from Mother Nature. Bitch.

madchocolatemum48 Sat 15-Mar-14 06:42:53

Thanks guys smile

RuddyDuck Sat 15-Mar-14 17:39:14


gandalfcat Sat 15-Mar-14 17:50:11

I too get this, but as the week before my period I get bad constipation it is always a bit of a relief - and together with the loss of the water retention I get the week before as well, normally means I drop 3 lbs easily - nice when you are trying to lose several stone before summer, as I am. grin

PowderMum Sat 15-Mar-14 17:51:40

Yes I always had this added bonus!
My DD always gets constipation, but she is only a teenager and hasn't had any DC yet.

flow4 Sun 16-Mar-14 08:50:15

Yup. It feels healthy to me: nature's very own clear-out! smile

Orangeisthenewbanana Sun 16-Mar-14 08:51:45

Yes, I get that too. Always have.

MrsDeVere Sun 16-Mar-14 08:57:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

invicta Sun 16-Mar-14 08:59:48

I used to get this too, and felt I was getting a mini detox every month as a result.

Mercymeee Sun 16-Mar-14 09:02:19

Painful bowel movements during periods, I believe, are also related to endometriosis.

TheLightPassenger Sun 16-Mar-14 09:05:33

often happens with me as well. when I'm not on the pill my periods are heavy and painful, so have often wondered about endo tbh.

Back2Basics Sun 16-Mar-14 09:18:51

I get this to.

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