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#1 of 28 Old 10-26-2008, 01:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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The title says it all. LOL

I know, gross, but I have always been curious about this since I started my period. I can always know that AF is happening that day or the next day because I will have like 3 or 4 BMs in one day. Normally, I might have one a day or every other day. I'm wondering why AF would cause more BMs?

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I do!! I am normally a once a week gal, until AF then its daily. All the women in my family are the same though. I have never understood it.

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Me too. I am a once-a-dayer but during AF it feels like things can really get moving!
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I talked to my OB about this. Apparently, we tend to get slightly constipated just before AF, then once AF comes, our body is making up for lost time! I think it had something to do with the high levels of estrogen or progesterone before AF, then the drop allows the GI system to kick back into gear.

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And I thought it was just me.


In fact, that's the MAIN sign to let me know AF (always irregular) is imminent. Nice to know I'm not loony.
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I get like IBS during AF...thers a lot of poop...but its usually far from solid...Total TMI lol

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My body does this too. Sometimes it's how I know AF is on the way!

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And I thought it was just me.


In fact, that's the MAIN sign to let me know AF (always irregular) is imminent. Nice to know I'm not loony.
I know! I always thought it was just something MY body did. It's usually my first sign of impending AF.

It does make sense though on the level of purification of the body's systems. During AF our body is eliminating something no longer useful, and extra poop's are the same thing. I think my BO even changes before AF.
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Ha! I thought it was just me too!

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I do!! I am normally a once a week gal, until AF then its daily. All the women in my family are the same though. I have never understood it.
wha?!!!?!?!?!?! once a week?! how do you not die of stomach pains?! I would feel like a bloated goat! wow. I am not making fun, just astounded that you can hold it that long!

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Me too. I would get the runs before AF I always assumed it was the cramps that were 'moving things along' You really do have a lot of intestines sitting on and around your uterus. When you get PG those intestines move outta the way its strange.

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Before changing my diet to eat healthier and taking all kinds of supplements, I only had bowel movements about once a week except during AF. So, to me that sounds normal.

When I was pregnant I had more frequent bm as well, but part of that was due to constipation!

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It makes sense from a yogic standpoint. In yoga there are two main opposing and complementary energies: prana and apana. To be simple, prana is the inhale/upward movement of the body and apana is exhale/downward movement of the body. More specifically, the apana vayu is a force for expelling from the body, usually taking the form of a downward contracting movement. Its home is the pelvic floor, so the impulse to exhale originates from a point at the center of the pelvic floor. When a woman is menstruating there is naturally more apana energy which triggers/encourages other apana movement in the body, like moving the bowels as well. That is one reason in a yoga practice women are not supposed to invert during menstruation, goes against the energy of what her body is doing.

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Sorry, I have to highjack this thread for a moment...

PoetGirl... Are you sick? Or is that a really pretty temp rise on your chart???

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Sorry, I have to highjack this thread for a moment...

PoetGirl... Are you sick? Or is that a really pretty temp rise on your chart???
Oh sweet Stevi, that is rockin' for you to notice. I dunno what's up with it except I've been waking up a little later since I've moved time zones (pac. to eastern). But ya know, this is our 25th try and we're pretty much on to ivf after this, so I can't help but hope just a bit. I keep making excuses, it's the temp time, it's the progesterone...time will tell. Thanks!

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PoetGirl... I will keep all of my toes crossed for you!!! I'm proof that you can get pregnant after soooooo many cycles!

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PoetGirl... I will keep all of my toes crossed for you!!! I'm proof that you can get pregnant after soooooo many cycles!
Amen Sister! Thanks! I'm really sorry for your loss and here's hoping it won't take nearly so long again for you now that your body knows just what you're trying to do. :

OK, back to the poop thread! No smiley for that, eh?

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ok, back to the poop thread! No smiley for that, eh?

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Whoever thunk a thread on poop would be so popular?

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Another pooper here - and a ton of gas.

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Another pooper here - and a ton of gas.
Oh yeah! I forgot about the gas!!!

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Hi,

The same story here.

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I'm a pooper. My hubby calls me Madam Poops-alot.

Funny thing is at work we talk aobut this quite often. Maybe it's because I work in a coffee shop and well.... we all know what coffee does to your BMs.....
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I do!! I am normally a once a week gal, until AF then its daily. All the women in my family are the same though. I have never understood it.
I am the same way! I figure it makes sense, I mean there is cramping and moving going on during AF, so it's natural that other things would be moving and affected too!

I admit it is a little annoying though, I'm like KristinaMarie, going from once a week to everyday I'm a bit, seriously? Again? I don't have time for this!
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Me too - right before I start, and then for the first couple of days after!

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I have this problem, too. Yuck.

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sunnykbird: wha?!!!?!?!?!?! once a week?! how do you not die of stomach pains?! I would feel like a bloated goat! wow. I am not making fun, just astounded that you can hold it that long!
I don't ever feel crampy or bloated....but look out when its time, my husband knows that when I tell him I need to go to the bathroom, get home fast. I hate being out and about because inevitably I will be somewhere there is only one stall, and feel rushed, and I am sorry that is just one thing that I can't rush.

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I'm a regular pooper (3x a day regular) and even I notice a difference. In my LP I notice a more constipated increase and the day that I start AF I am in the Loo a LOT.
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