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    What causes abdominal bloating while on birth control pills?

Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hey doctor so since I switched birth control pills and the last one gave me horrible bledding for two weeks and they finally told me I might be allergic to that one which i stoped using since then my periods been ok but really painful and I get bloated , on this last one I been feeling bloated gazy and pain on my intestine which kinda makes a grumbling sound and I noticed iam kinda constipated and get diaria do u think this has to do with my last birth control pill.And can it be Tyroid related I have never got tested for that and I have a history on my family
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
can be due to Polycystic ovary syndrome or premenstrual syndrome

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your questions and I understand your concerns but I would recommend that you get a pelvic ultrasound to exclude the presence of polycystic ovarian syndrome which can cause symptoms as yours.

If the polycystic ovarian syndrome is excluded then you are probably having the symptoms such as premenstrual syndrome.

These symptoms can be decreased by avoiding salty foods, caffeine, smoking, and alcohol(if at all do). Also eating complex carbohydrates as whole grains, vegetables, and fruits together with taking vitamin-D, calcium and magnesium supplements can decrease these symptoms. You should also exercise 30-40 minutes every day.

If all these measures could no relieve your symptoms then you should refer to your doctor to get a prescription of estrogen only contraceptive patches or medications i.e. selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors to relieve the symptoms.

I hope I answered your question.
Feel free to ask further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 31 hours later
Hello doctor so I beenconstipsted today and ate regularly I been feeling fine but then my stomach growls and hurts kinda because wen I go to the restroom I just have gas and I have headaches I was wondering wat is good for me te eat.Or to buy an over the counter medicine I have an appointment with my doctor for next week but for now I just wanna feel fine.I been drinking chamomile tea and spark water but don't seem to help much
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Dimethicone chewable tablets

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms,

You should avoid eating fatty or processed food and dairy products as they will tend to increase your symptoms.

Also, you can take dimethicone (Dysflatil ) three times daily for the bloating.

I hope you find this helpful.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 2 hours later
I started taking probiotics last night doc and I feel much better thankyou :)
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
you are welcome , kind regards
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