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Why do you fart more on your 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.

What happens when you fart on your period? The next time you feel one of those rocket fuel farts coming on, remind yourself that you’re human, and everybody farts. In a 2014 survey of 156 women, 73 percent reported GI symptoms like diarrhea, bloating, and abdominal pain before or during their period.

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.

Why do I poop more the day before my period? Right before your period, you may experience increased appetite and food cravings, which doctors believe may be related to higher progesterone levels. This means that in the days before your period, you could be eating more and pooping less, making you feel bloated.

Why do women have diarrhea while on their period? “A lot of the time, women will have diarrhea or more frequent bowel movements while they’re having their period due to the changes in progesterone levels.” On the flip side, when progesterone relaxes the smooth muscles in the bowel, it could result in constipation.