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ImaHogg · 09/05/2021 10:40

I probably am bu to ask such a thing and I am most definitely not a poop troll!
I do have health anxiety so worry more than I should do.
Most of my friends are on the pill or mini pill so don’t have regular periods and say they don’t get period poops, so can’t ask anyone in rl.
I also suffer from IBS so am probably prone to this but during the first few days of my period (and I have horribly heavy periods due to polyps) it seems to mess up my digestive system. I am usually a regular, once a day person but during my period I feel a lot of activity in my stomach and lower bowel and can end up going a few times a day on day 1-3 and still never feel ‘empty’.
I have read about period poops but wonder just how common it really is?
Oh please put my anxious mind at rest, are there any other fellow period poopers out there 🤞

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Lockheart · 09/05/2021 10:41

Google would tell you that it's fairly normal.


Justmuddlingalong · 09/05/2021 10:42



Thatisnotwhatisaid · 09/05/2021 10:42

Yup, really common. I started having them when my periods returned after DS was born. Not sure why, never had it before but it happens and I’ve googled in the past- it’s really common.


NowtSoQueerAsFolk · 09/05/2021 10:43

Not something I generally discuss, but the one friend I have spoken about this with also gets them. So yeah, I think it's fairly common.


PermanentTemporary · 09/05/2021 10:43

Yes. Much more noticeable for me in perimenopause, like all period symptoms. The constipation beforehand is really annoying too.


CarnationCat · 09/05/2021 10:44

Definitely normal. Without giving too many details, I have to poo as soon as my period gets heavy and then my period being heavy does massively disrupt my usual 'movements'.


DancesWithTortoises · 09/05/2021 10:44

Yes. Thank god for the menopause ...


Youaremypenguin · 09/05/2021 10:45

I'm exactly the same.


cariadlet · 09/05/2021 10:53

It was Period poo and Period farts for me. Another reason to be grateful for the menopause.


dopeyduck · 09/05/2021 10:55

Yep! Can't wait to be pregnant again.


user1471538283 · 09/05/2021 11:00

I always had an upset tummy with periods. 40 long, long years of that nonsense.


idontlikealdi · 09/05/2021 11:01

Yes very normal


AnUnoriginalUsername · 09/05/2021 11:04

Yep. It's my guaranteed sign that my period is starting


AhNowTed · 09/05/2021 11:10

I was the same and so is my daughter.

Very common.


ImaHogg · 09/05/2021 11:11

Well that has helped my anxiety over this, thank you.
I’m in peri and it’s definitely getting worse during this time. Cant wait until my periods are over.

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Woodlandbelle · 09/05/2021 11:12

Yep I take immodium the day before I am due on until mid cycle.


Cial · 09/05/2021 11:13

Why would your friends not have regular periods if on the pill? Hmm


TheKeatingFive · 09/05/2021 11:15

Yup. Seems pretty standard.


MintyCedric · 09/05/2021 11:16

Yep, peri as well and squishy tum for a day or two around when I come on is par for the course.


ImaHogg · 09/05/2021 11:17


Why would your friends not have regular periods if on the pill? Hmm

A pill period isn’t a normal menstrual period.
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wanderedlonelyasacloud · 09/05/2021 11:19

Yep I have an upset stomach a lot during my period.


StevieNix · 09/05/2021 11:20

Yep and it makes my period cramps feel 100x times worse if I need to go


megletthesecond · 09/05/2021 11:20

Yes. I used to get it with thigh pain.


youngandbroken · 09/05/2021 11:21

Very normal, the hormones on your period that cause the uterus to contract are also having an affect on your digestive system. It's also common to crave fatty/sugary foods when you're menstruating and this will all be having an affect too. Not pleasant and not commonly spoken about (because all things period/toilet related tend to be seen embarrassing topics for everyone) but completely normal.


ConcreteUnderpants · 09/05/2021 11:22

Yup always had them here. Always in the morning- A sure sign blood is on its way!

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