Watery Diarrhea During Ovulation
Submitted by Nick on January 19, 2012
Every month a woman's body goes through a transformation when she ovulates. If she doesn't conceive a baby after ovulation, she then has her menstrual cycle, in which part of the lining of her uterus bleeds away. In this way, she goes back to how her body was before ovulation.
A woman's body does give her indications that she is ovulating. You may have experienced loose stools during menstrual cycle or during the days of ovulation. Loose stools along with tender breasts, mood swings and pain in different parts...
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...of the body is called the luteal phase. The luteal phase, technically, starts the day your ovulation end and your period begins, and continues till then day one of the next period. In this phase the body produces progesterone to prepare the body for a pregnancy. Progesterone even warms the body and in case you get pregnant, it prevents menstruation. It even thickens the uterine wall in anticipation of the embryo. This period can also be called premenstrual period. The woman's body tells her it's time, in case she wants to get pregnant as the egg travels to the uterus in this period for implanting.
As one of the symptoms of ovulation, she may spot and also have loose stools. Sometimes the loose stools occur towards the end of the luteal phase and one the first day of the menstrual cycle. The loose stools can continue during the menstrual cycle. More on diarrhea during pregnancy
The way to get through these symptoms is live a clean and healthy life. A regular lifestyle eliminates the symptoms and makes it more bearable. Sleep and get enough rest. Do not drink or smoke and if possible, even avoid second hand smoke. Do not over exercise or over work. Eat healthy especially food beneficial for the kidneys like black beans, legumes, raspberries, tofu, walnuts, wild rice. Read more on loose stools during pregnancy
Sometimes repeated loose stools during fertility period indicate a luteal phase defect which could mean the woman's body is not as fertile as it should be. A regular luteal phase lasts for 10-12 days and a phase less than 10 days is a luteal phase defect. A shortened luteal defect means lowered level of progesterone. Menstruation in such women happens earlier as the lining of the uterus breaks or does not form correctly in the first place. If it is a hormonal imbalance, it can be corrected by a doctor. Luteal phase defect can be one cause of infertility. Also see loose stools during early pregnancy.
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