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Menstruation

Menstruation

An unwanted complication

Many women suffer from symptoms of diarrhea during their period but it doesn’t have to be accepted as just a normal part of your monthly cycle. There are different things you can do to alleviate the discomfort of digestive symptoms so that you can feel confident and in control.Remember to stay well hydrated, maintain a healthy diet, and exercise regularly to help keep your tummy and bowels happy all the time — especially during your period.

Why does it happen?

Scientists are still unsure about the cause of bowel complaints around menstruation, but it has been suggested that the hormone Progesterone, which is produced during periods, might be responsible. Progesterone causes changes in the way the muscles around the wall of the gut contract, so it can make the digestive system more sensitive and increase your chances of experiencing diarrhea.

Should I be concerned about it?

There’s no reason to worry about getting diarrhea at the same time as your period. About a third of women experience gastrointestinal symptoms around the time of menstruation, including diarrhea and constipation.