Monthly bleeding( menstruation) accompanies a woman during the entire reproductive age, and indicates the willingness of the female body to conceive and bear a child. Delay of menstruation almost with a 100% guarantee can indicate pregnancy. As a rule, menstruation is accompanied by pain, which in some women can be extremely acute and severe. Often, pain is accompanied by a depressed state, rapid changes in mood, and about a third of women have a loose stool during menstruation.
If diarrhea during menstruation does not go away in a day, then for many it is a source of additional anxiety. In general, diarrhea with menstruation is a completely normal process, and it indicates the desire of the body to self-purge from accumulated harmful substances.
Why with monthly diarrhea?
Women are interested in the causes of diarrhea with menstruation. Considering this question, we can distinguish several factors. Causes of a stomach upset before a month's period may be:
- An increase in the number of hormones( prostaglandins) during menstruation, which increase intestinal motility with the emerging spasmodic pain.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- Relaxation of the vaginal muscles.
Diarrhea with monthly for these reasons goes without a trace for several days and does not require special treatment. In this regard, diarrhea during menstruation is a normal phenomenon that allows not only to cleanse the body, but also to help a woman lose a few pounds of excess weight naturally. However, if after a month's diarrhea does not stop, then you need to go to a medical facility.
It is possible that a loose stool with a menses simply coincided with the menstrual cycle, and in fact is a symptom of the disease. There are situations when diarrhea and delay in menstruation occur simultaneously. The first thing to do in this case is to purchase a pregnancy test. It is possible that diarrhea is the first sign of pregnancy, and the body is already actively preparing for a comfortable development of the fetus. In favor of this statement may indicate additional symptoms in the form of vomiting, frequent urge to urinate, slightly elevated body temperature.
Bowel dysfunction can last up to ten days and without pain. The most common diarrhea before menstruation is noted immediately before the very beginning of menstruation and lasts 2-3 days. To facilitate the work of the intestines with diarrhea during menstruation, it is recommended:
- Exclude unaccustomed foods, fried and fatty foods from the diet, as well as products that cause flatulence.
- Increase in the food menu the content of products with fixing properties.
- To avoid nervous shocks, rest more, play sports, but only in sparing mode.
Why, when do monthly diarrhea begin?
Although diarrhea before menstruation does not have a negative effect on the woman's body, it is still a very unpleasant situation, which causes great inconvenience to a woman. A liquid stool before the menstruation, accompanied by vomiting, indicates food poisoning. In this case, it is strictly forbidden to get rid of diarrhea independently. Not taking urgent measures for treatment can lead to intoxication of the body and very serious consequences.
The doctor will be able to prescribe those medicines that can help a woman in this particular situation. Intervention of physicians is necessary, in the event that upset stomach is accompanied by a very strong vomiting and is unusual. In the event that diarrhea and vomiting constantly accompany a woman with each menstruation, this indicates individual characteristics of the organism and does not require any treatment.
However, what to do with diarrhea with menstruation is to pay attention to the color and consistency of stool. A sharp unpleasant odor, a darker color and traces of blood in the stool indicate the need to go to the hospital. To identify pathogenic pathogens, a large number of tests are assigned and also an ultrasound examination of the pelvic organs. Ultrasound is performed when the uterus reaches a certain size required for the study.
Disorder of the intestine during menstruation in a woman occurs much more often in bouts in the lower abdomen. And the more intense these pains, the more likely the occurrence of diarrhea. This is due to the fact that at this time in the small pelvis there is a significant increase in blood filling, pressing on the intestines and causing a change in stool. If you use medicines without medical advice, they can exacerbate the pain and provoke pathological changes in the digestive tract. Another reason why before a monthly diarrhea, there may be a "bending of the uterus", which is an internal feature of the body. Such anatomical pathology can not be treated and passes after the first pregnancy and normal childbirth.
With too frequent acts of defecation, giving the woman and so exhausted the menstruation to the body, additional trouble, you can adjust the diet. Useful for fixing stool rice, buckwheat porridge, oatmeal, as well as cottage cheese, crackers. Also very effective are broths of medicinal herbs with a fixing effect. As a preventive measure, it is recommended to completely exclude from the menu sweet, carbonated drinks, fresh vegetables and fruits, relaxing at the intestine, some time before the menstrual cycle begins. All dishes should be freshly prepared and it is necessary to drink pure boiled water in an increased amount to restore the loss of liquid. Of drugs, you can use no-shpu for pain relief. At critical days it is recommended to limit the amount of food intake, spend more time outdoors.