Why do i fart so much on my period?

If You’re Farty and You Know It, Blame Your Period

  • Hormone changes around your period can increase intestinal cramping, which also increases gas.
  • When gut bacteria release sulfur, it can make farts extra stinky.
  • Hormone-induced binge eating contributes to extra gas and bloating.
  • Drinking extra water, exercising, and carefully maintaining a healthy (and less gas-inducing) diet can reduce period farts.

Why do my farts smell so bad during my period? The smell. Oh, the smell. There are a few reasons why period farts smell have such a… unique scent. The main reason being that your gut bacteria change during your period, which can make flatulence extra fragrant.

What causes gas in the days before your period? Rising hormone levels in the days leading up to your period can do a number on your stomach and small intestine. These higher levels of estrogen cause gas, constipation, and trapped air and gas in your intestinal tract. Right before your period starts, the cells in the lining of your uterus produce prostaglandins.

What to do if you have a lot of farts during your period? Avoiding certain gas-producing foods like beans might help too. To help reduce the production of prostaglandins, reducing pain and cramping, OTC anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen can help relieve some discomfort. And if constipation is your problem, lots of water and fiber will help keep things moving.

Why does it feel like I fart all the time? You might also notice that you fart more when you eat certain foods that are more difficult to digest, such as beans or raw vegetables. While farting every day is normal, farting all the time is not. Excessive farting, also called flatulence, can make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious.