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Why is it that everytime I have my period my bowels move more?

I usually have one bowel movement a day if I am lucky.....EXCEPT when I have my period I will have at least 3 a day if not more.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:02 PM on Jun. 27, 2009 in Health

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  • Hormones... they affect everything. I'm the same way.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • Also because the iron in your system is lost through the loss of blood. This is normal. Do you take a multivitamin with iron? Iron supplements can constipate you. I crave a steak, spinach or some other iron rich food right before my period. It's my body telling me to get ready.
    JawgaMom1

    Answer by JawgaMom1 at 7:49 AM on Jun. 28, 2009

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