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Get loose BM's 1 week to day I start period?
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Anon_32868 posted:
This has been going on for few months now. A week before my period I experience loose bowel movements with cramping. Its on and off. The day I start my period i am okay...up to 1 week after period...then it starts all over again a week or so prior to next period? My pap test came back normal which was done last March 2012. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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georgiagail responded:
Have you considered seeing a Gastroenterologist for this issue?

It's not unusual to notice changes in bowel habits before a menstrual period; sometimes constipation, sometimes loose stools.

Gail


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