Bad stomach after period

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Just wondering if anyone gets this , as I'm thinking all sorts . A few days after my period has finished I seem to get a form of ibs , I think . I get cramps , needing to go to the loo and nausea . I am 52 and still having regular heavy periods . I have recently had more blood tests and am anaemic . Its these stomach symptoms that I am unsure about straight after my period . Anyone else ?

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    Hi Jane,

    I have a bad stomach off and on a lot - definitely worse these last few years with peri. I haven't really tracked it with my cycle to know if it relates to a certain time during the cycle, but I am frequently dealing with stomach issues. For me it is stomach pain, not so much intestinal (gut) issues. I do get the nausea which makes me not want to eat. Are you taking iron for your anemia? Sometimes that can cause (or make worse) stomach stuff.

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    Hi Jane.. My stomach issues are before and after my period.. ( nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and going multiple times throughout the day. I REALLY think perimenopause is responsible..

    Good luck to you 😊

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    Hi Jane... Yes I have had dad stomach problems.. This has been the most awful symptom I've had. Awful neasea.. Wind like ibs... Bowels all over the place so I understand. But hang tight... It does pass with time. Mine has settled with time so hang tight and bear with it. I cut out milk and take alpro plant base drink instead.. Not soya... Also get a good probiotic into you..

    Hope this helps. CK

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      thank you Carol . Yes I'm hoping that this is all another symptom that will go away at some point . I now have a cyst on my back that is infected , so I'm on antibiotics and worrying that these will give me problems .

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    I've had this happen as well. Sometimes I get it a bit before my period, too, but it usually comes after. For me, it comes and goes. It was really bad a few months ago, but I got lucky after my last period and felt normal (or as normal as possible during peri!). My NP suggested probiotics, but I didn't notice any difference with those. It may be worth a try though as others have had success with it.

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