To ask if period poops are common?
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 🤞
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.
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