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Women's Issues in IBS

There are some unique women's issues in terms of dealing with IBS. These articles will answer your questions regarding IBS and women's issues such as hormonal changes, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.

IBS Symptoms in Women
Here you will find a discussion on the various aspects of women's health as it relates to IBS.

IBS and Your Period
You are not the only one who sees a possible link between your period and the severity of your IBS symptoms. Learn what is known about the relationship between IBS and menstruation.

What to Do for IBS and PMS
Learn which remedies are good for both, and which PMS remedies might make your IBS worse.

How Does Your Period Affect Your IBS?
Tell us what happens to your IBS when you have your period -- does it get better or worse?

IBS and Menopause
Learn what you need to know about IBS and menopause and how your symptoms might be affected by your changing hormones.

IBS and Menopause Experiences
Here women share their stories regarding what effect going through menopause had on their IBS.

IBS and Pregnancy
Here you will learn what research has to say about any relationship between IBS and pregnancy.

Pregnancy and IBS-C
Learn what you can do to deal the symptoms of constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) when pregnant.

Pregnancy and IBS-D
Learn what steps you can take to safely manage your IBS-D during pregnancy.

IBS and Pregnancy Experiences
Here readers share their tales of what it is like to be pregnant with IBS.

Bowel Urgency and Fecal Incontinence After Childbirth
Do you find yourself dealing with bowel urgency and/or fecal incontinence following pregnancy and childbirth? Learn why this may be happening and what can be done about it.

Readers Share: Bowel Problems Following Childbirth
Here is a place where readers can feel safe in sharing the ongoing bowel problems they have been dealing with following childbirth.

Does IBS Cause Infertility?
Here you will find reassurance for any concerns about your IBS contributing to infertility problems.

IBS and Birth Control
Here you will learn about any relationship between taking birth control pills and your IBS symptoms.

IBS and Birth Control Stories
Some women have reported a change in their IBS symptoms once they started using hormonal birth control options, including birth control pills. Was this the case for you? Share your experience here and find out what effect taking oral contraceptives and other hormonal birth control options have had on IBS symptoms in others.

Does IBS Diarrhea Affect Birth Control Pills?
Can a bad bout of diarrhea from IBS affect the effectiveness of your birth control pills? Find your answer here.

Is It Endometriosis or IBS?
Learn about the similarities and differences between IBS and endometriosis to ensure that you have received a correct diagnosis.

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