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Menstruation and constipation

I have been battling chronic constipation since I was a young, young child. I have small bowel movements once-twice weekly. The only time that I ever have full, easy, and consistent bowel movements is when I'm on my period. I have taken fiber supplements, watch what I eat, and am pretty active. I'm almost relieved when I get on my period so that I can finally have a normal bowel movement. Could my constipation be associated with a hormonal imbalance?
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replied February 22nd, 2010
Menstration eases my constipation too
I am disappointed no one has replied to you. I can completely relate. One theory is that the uterine cramping helps make up for my limited intestinal peristalsis; but really, I have no idea. I have tried loads of things too, including diet regulation. One thing I can recommend is Caricol. It's gentle but effective. The only catch is that you have to take it regularly, often several times a day. I struggle with that part. Hopefully you won't.
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