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chloejaynemummy Tue 27-Jan-15 21:19:54

Iv been having odd bowel movements past 2 months went round gp felt my tummy dm said nothing to worry Bout. so forgot about it and everything return ed to pretty much normal.
2 days before my pwriod was due soft stools started again and day by day they got thinner to the point I was just sobbing to my dh. went Sunday morning thin Sunday afternoon back to normal! phoned doctors yesterday said nuthin to worry Bout but would like a sample I'm starting to think it's connected to my periods? as I finished today and stools pretty much back to normal. Iv googled anf scares my self so trying to stay away from it! sad

ChickyEgg Tue 27-Jan-15 21:26:45

Step away from Dr Google. You will only upset yourself further. Apart from the consistency, are there any other symptoms? mucus that sort of thing? Your doctor is doing the right thing by asking you to provide a sample and then you can go from there. Some women do say that their periods can affect going to the loo. Try not to worry.

moggiek Tue 27-Jan-15 23:00:35

My stools were always much, much softer when I had a period. Completely normal, happens to lots of women.

chloejaynemummy Wed 28-Jan-15 19:25:37

Bit of mucus but nothing much to worry about it. I was starting to worry if I didn't go in the morning so was pushing my self to go resulting in soft thin stools ( perhaps they wernt ready) last 2 days thought I would wait and go when I needed back to nornal shape and size not soft at all. Perhaps it's my anixety as soon as I stop worrying it goes back to normal. no more symptoms that I have noticed xx

GotToBeInItToWinIt Wed 28-Jan-15 19:28:02

Mine are very soft and mucousy around the time of my period, I think lots of women experience this.

Cockadoodledooo Wed 28-Jan-15 19:43:39

Every month I get constipation for a couple of days during the week before my period, then the day/couple of days before I have diarrhoea. It's entirely normal for me and gp says it's caused by hormonal changes. If it's unusual for you though then you're right to get it checked out. Maybe keep a food/stools diary for a couple of months to keep an eye on it?

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