mentral period, green diaherra?

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   Posted 3/25/2008 5:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Everytime i have ever flared im usually going to get my period or have it and is comes along with green diaherra.  My periods just make everything down their really bad.  Does anyone know why this happens? Is there a build up of bacteria in their or something?  this happen to anyone else. 

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   Posted 3/25/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Th green diarhea could be caused by something you ate or drank.   I drink alot of strawberry/watermelon gatorade and it always turn my poop a lovely shade of bright green.  I don't think its anything to be concerned with.  And I think the reason we have such a hard time with our periods is because of the inflammation in our intestines, just kinda aggravates everything.

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 3/25/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm. . . I'd be a bit wary of green D. If it's bright, neon green it could be bile. Of course, that would probably have nothing to do with you period. But it's worth calling the doc and checking it.
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa

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   Posted 3/25/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
My iron supplements make my D a lovely dark green. And I have always had an increase in symptoms at period time. I think most female CDers do. I blame the hormones.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 3/25/2008 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Periods are horrible with CD. Somebody just shoot me! Usually start the percocet 3 days before I start and continue at least until the 3rd or 4th day. Which brings me to the fact that I felt like I was going to start this week and haven't yet....somebody pray that I don't! Maybe I've finally passed through the gate!

Never have had green D before except when I ate undigested collards...don't care they were soooo good going down!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.

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   Posted 3/26/2008 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
There is a connection to how our CD behaves during our periods because there is a hormonal connection....I would mention the green colour to your doc next time you see him though.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 3/26/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Just got my period last night and (as usual) it's accompanied by CD symptoms 10x worse than normal, as if "normal" isn't bad enough. I am so p****d off because I have a date tonight that I am really looking forward too but I feel so incredibly crappy today that I might have to beg off...this disease sucks.
"Difficult things take a long time,
impossible things a little longer. " ~Author Unknown
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 2x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,

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   Posted 3/26/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Green bowel movements just mean that everything has moved through very quickly. The color of poop can vary greatly. Now if it should come out blue....
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