Pregnancy is a special condition of a woman when her body undergoes a series of changes. This state is long-awaited for someone, and for whom it is a complete surprise. But today we will not talk about how to get pregnant or about methods of protection, but about the symptoms, or rather signs that indicate the presence of pregnancy.
A standard set is considered to be the delay of menstruation and toxemia. But the diarrhea that accompanies many women, even during menstruation for some reason, fades into the background. Although diarrhea and delayed menstruation often indicate pregnancy, and no matter how ridiculous it may seem, today many medical studies confirm this pattern. What is diarrhea? This is a hint that any changes have occurred in the body, and they can be caused by anything from poisoning, the onset or delay of menstruation, to pregnancy. Let us consider in more detail why certain processes in the female body are accompanied by liquid stool.
Diarrhea and menstruation
Everyone knows what a bowel disorder is and that it is accompanied by loose stools, which in severe cases can lead to dehydration. But this is if the disease is caused by external factors and diseases. But many women every month have diarrhea before menstruation or directly in time for them. However, an increase in body temperature is not observed, and other symptoms, such as nausea, headache, abdominal discomfort, coincide with signs of premenstrual syndrome. Why there is such a phenomenon in the female body and what is it connected with? The reasons lie in the location of the internal organs. The uterus and intestines are in women in close proximity. Therefore, when before the onset of menstruation the uterus begins to contract, the intestines become irritated, the lower abdomen begins to twist, snap, there is a disorder in the stool.
There are also other causes that have a direct effect on the intestines and cause diarrhea. It:
- prostaglandin hormone, which is produced in large quantities by the female body on the eve of menstruation. It has a relaxing effect on the muscles of the intestines, they begin to contract actively and, as a result, frustration and diarrhea,
- diarrhea during menstruation, many medical luminaries are considered as a bowel cleansing, because during this period the hormonal background of the body contributes to its renewal,
- menstruation in women can exacerbate many chronic diseases, including the gastrointestinal tract, which cause diarrhea,
- during menstruation a rush of blood occurs to the organs of the small pelvis, therefore an additional load occurs on the intestines, as a result of which diarrhea occurs,
- bend of the uterus, this pathology is manifested not only by loose stools during menstruation, but also by strong painful attacks and profuse bleeding.
As we understand, intestinal upset during menstruation in women is directly related to hormonal changes during this period.
Signs of Menstrual Diarrhea
Problems with stool occurring before menstruation do not require special treatment, but they must be correctly identified. And so, the first signs of the disorder appear about a week before the menstruation, the exacerbation is observed in the next two days and can continue throughout all the menstruation days, after which it stops. Diarrhea worries in the morning, causes severe pain in the lower abdomen, which passes after emptying the bowel. A woman may visit the toilet several times in the morning, but if the number of chairs exceeds three times, it is necessary to pay attention to other signs, perhaps there are violations of the gastrointestinal tract.
When diarrhea during menstruation is accompanied by severe headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness, high fever, severe pain in the abdomen, then it can be attributed to menstrual diarrhea only if the infection in the body is excluded, then these signs will indicate severe premenstrual syndrome.
If diarrhea does not stop after the end of menstruation, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
Diarrhea as a sign of pregnancy, is it?
Delayed menstruation and diarrhea should alert the woman because they can indicate pregnancy. But if everything is clear with the absence of menstruation, then why does intestinal upset occur, which manifests as a liquid stool. The main reason is all the same hormonal changes in a woman’s body, due to which changes occur in the work of the organs and their preparation for bearing a fetus. Diarrhea during the normal course of pregnancy can occur within two months, in the future, the woman is more likely to face another problem, constipation. But loose stools may indicate other problems with the intestines, so before attributing it to a normal phenomenon, it is necessary to eliminate the pathology, for this it is necessary to seek qualified help from a specialist. It is necessary to understand that carrying a child is a responsible process and a woman must adequately respond to any changes in the body.
Diarrhea in the early stages of pregnancy arises as a result of the fact that the uterus puts pressure on all abdominal structures, including the intestines. But as the fetus develops, the pressure decreases and loose stool stops bothering the woman.
In conclusion, we note that diarrhea does not in itself indicate the presence of pregnancy, but is a concomitant symptom that accompanies changes in the body after conception. The first main sign indicating pregnancy is the absence of menstruation, and after nausea and loose stools, which, depending on the individual characteristics of the female body, may be absent.
In a healthy woman with a regular cycle, the delay in menstruation for 1-3 days is normal. If the onset of menstruation is delayed no more than 3 days - this is the limit of the norm, there is no reason for concern, and nothing needs to be done. The reasons
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