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Is Constipation and Bloating Related to Menstrual Periods?

This Clinical Corner article discusses how constipation and bloating are affected by menstruation, especially in women with IBS, and offers some tips for controlling the bowel symptoms and the pain.

Topics: Clinical Corner, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Fact Sheet, Gas, Bloating, Belching, Gender, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Pain Management

About the Author

  • Peter J. Whorwell, MD

    Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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