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Does anyone have any idea if dropping hormones during menopause can have any affect on IBS? I am having bad flare up of IBS-D. Doc says estogen level dropping...probably beginning of menopause. I'm 44. Guess its possible. Any thoughts anybody?
 

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I have been suffering with IBS for over 5 years now.And each month my symptoms really flare up at PMS time.In my opinion,I think,with females,hormones do play a part in the severity of symptoms.I will be 43 in December.So I guess I am approaching that menopause,estrogen dropping stage also..Wouldnt it be great if after menopause the symptoms disappeared?
 

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I have been suffering with IBS for over 5 years now.And each month my symptoms really flare up at PMS time.In my opinion,I think,with females,hormones do play a part in the severity of symptoms.I will be 43 in December.So I guess I am approaching that menopause,estrogen dropping stage also..Wouldnt it be great if after menopause the symptoms disappeared?
 

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I am post meno and didn't have IBS before meno. last hormone test I had estrogen was low and testosterone high which it wasn't before IBS. don't know if that means anything or what to do about it if anything. Joann
 

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I am post meno and didn't have IBS before meno. last hormone test I had estrogen was low and testosterone high which it wasn't before IBS. don't know if that means anything or what to do about it if anything. Joann
 

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Shorter periods could also be indicative of a thyroid problem. I also thought that I might be experiencing perimenopause at age 39, but mine turned out to be hyperthyroidism...which also turned out to be the source of my IBS-D.
 

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Shorter periods could also be indicative of a thyroid problem. I also thought that I might be experiencing perimenopause at age 39, but mine turned out to be hyperthyroidism...which also turned out to be the source of my IBS-D.
 
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