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Typically, the symptoms flare up after eating a meal or after eating certain foods. These trigger foods vary from patient to patient. Therefore, most patients need to follow a trial process of diet to find specific foods that trigger the symptoms as much as possible.
This digestive problem is also common during stressful period. That’s why, you need to manage your stress to help keep the symptoms off.
But unfortunately, it seems this link is not fully understood yet, more studies are needed!
If you have IBS and the symptoms often get worse during menstruation, ask your doctor for more advice! Your doctor give you PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) drugs or oral contraceptives if necessary to help deal with!