Diarrhea On Period. What Gives?
Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:06 PM
Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:29 PM
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~6 yr old daughter positive Celiac blood test December 2010 (at age 4)~
~Positive Biopsy January 10, 2011~
~Gluten Free since January 11, 2011~
Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:35 PM
The exact reasons why diarrhea occurs during your period aren't fully understood, but it is quite common and often tied to menstrual cramps. Believed to be at the root of the cause are prostaglandins, chemicals released during your period that allow the uterus, and thus the intestines, to contract. Prostaglandins can also cause other pain associated with dysmenorrhea, the medical term for painful menstrual periods. Prostaglandin-related cramps and diarrhea usually occur in the first three days of your menstrual period.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:48 PM
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:55 PM
Thanks for the info ladies!
Posted 08 September 2011 - 04:16 AM
Posted 08 September 2011 - 08:42 AM
Posted 08 September 2011 - 08:49 AM
That said, since being on GAPS I've noticed this effect isn't nearly as noticeable as it used to be.
Gluten-Free since November 2010
GAPS Diet since January/February 2011
me - not tested for celiac - currently doing a gluten challenge since 11/26/2011
partner - not tested for celiac
ds - age 11, hospitalized 9/2010, celiac dx by gluten reaction & genetics. No biopsy or blood as we were already gluten-free by the time it was an option.
dd - age 12.5, not celiac, has Tourette's syndome
both kids have now-resolved attention issues.
Posted 08 September 2011 - 05:26 PM
It made for a nice change from chronic C the rest of the time (I would usually only have the D issue once, the morning my period started).
Although, now that I've been gluten-free a year, I've noticed I haven't really had the D during my periods like I used to.
and my C the rest of the time seems to be getting better, to.... maybe things are starting to even themselves out, IDK.
I always thought this was one of those 'just me' issues....I'm kinda glad to know that isn't the case!...
My DH-38 yo; born w/ Spastic cerebral palsy. legally blind, uses wheelchair. back surgery Aug 2007, has continued back troubles.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 05:08 PM
Son (age 7)- positive for celiac gene, history of digestive problems, IGA deficient, scope on 4/15/11 was negative, failed gluten challenge
My celiac panel was negative
Husband still needs to be tested
Posted 18 September 2011 - 09:58 PM
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