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What is the cause of diarrhea and stomach cramps accompanied by my periods?

I ve had diarrhea now for at least 6 days and still on-going. I ve also had stomache cramps for about the same length of time too. I came on my period Sunday. Which I thought that s what the stomache cramps resulted to. But I ve never had them this bad before. The stomache cramps have had me to the floor in absolute agony. I ve also been having heart burn and feeling ever so sick and faint, but never actually done so. Before all of this, I have had a water infection. Which lasted for about 10. Then the diarrhea started. Is this normal? Not sure why all this is happening. Do you have any idea? (I am going through a lot of stress at the moment too, if that helps in any way?) Kind regards, Louise.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
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Hello,

Diarrhea and cramps can be related to the periods or can be due to an intestinal infection also. You can take an over the counter antispasmodic and see if it helps.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Rakhi Tayal, OBGYN
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