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Is it possible that your bowel movements can become irregular during menopause and then become more regular when you start hormone therapy?

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The answer to your question would be yes. The change of levels of progesterone and estrogen has an effect on gastrointestinal tract.
Estrogen is a gastrointestinal stimulant. The fluctuation of amount of this hormone can cause a swing from loose stools to dry ones.

These hormones also influence the motility of intestines. When the levels of these hormones start to fluctuate, a woman may experience changes in bowel patterns.
This also happens during pregnancy or before periods.

From your question I can assume you don’t have these problems any more, but nevertheless, I will tell you what I have learnt it helps: to chew food well because this triggers acid in the stomach and enzymes that help with digestion; not to drink any liquid during meals; to eat food like green beans, soybeans, brown rice, chicken, peanuts, spinach, kale, cabbage (cooked); broccoli, etc that are rich in vitamin B; also food rich in magnesium and zinc.

These small steps usually help with constipation and regulation of bowel movements. Good luck!
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no such word as "learnt"!
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