- Bloating/ trapped gas
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Nausea or vomiting
This may be associated with menstrual migraines (with or without a headache) or in response to severe period pain (usually due to fibroids or endometriosis).
Not passing regular stools is very common in the days leading up to menstruation (often this is followed by diarrhoea as menstruation begins).
Bloating: trapped gas/ water retention
'Bloating' can refer to either trapped gas in the colon (abdominal distension and pain) or water retention (temporary weight gain/ swelling).
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition. It can cause stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation.
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