What is the impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) on my menstrual cycle?
IBD can potentially have an impact on your menstrual cycle. During active disease, you may experience inconsistent or absent periods due to inflammation, decreased body weight, nutritional deficiencies, and/or stress.
Having IBD may increase symptoms before or during your period such as headache, diarrhea, bloating, or abdominal pain. If these symptoms become severe or impact your daily life, make sure to discuss possible options for management with your doctor.