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Can the contraceptive pill help with IBS symptoms?

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I have noticed that my IBS is at it's worst the week before my period starts. From doing some research I have found lots of people find this and it can perhaps be linked to the drop in your hormones at this stage of your menstrual cycle.

Therefore I was wondering whether taking the contraceptive pill could help as you would be creating a steady constant level of hormones in your body? Or does anyone know about the hormone coil (IUD) and if that helps?

Would love to know if anyone has any experience of this as I am very uninformed! Thanks!
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Your IBS symptoms - diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas and belly pain might be linked to or worsened by your hormonal birth control. In addition, birth control can increase inflammation and increase intestinal permeability (aka leaky gut), two factors that are known to increase risk of IBS.
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