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Can menopause symptoms mimic period symptoms?

Patient: I am having abdominal cramps and lower back pain as if I were having my period. But I am 51 years old and haven’t had a period in over 2 years. Is it normal to still have period symptoms during menopause? This is not the first time but it is the worst and the longest at almost a week.

 

 

Symptoms: Abdominal cramps and lwe back pain

 

 

Doctor: Hello ma’am,Thanks for trusting us about your health care.I can understand your concern here.Period like pain af ter menopause can be a normal finding and occur due to hormonal alterations.But sometimes it can be a symptom of endometriosis, ovarian cyst and cancer.Thus if you are having a persistent symptoms, you should consult a gynaecologist and get yourself examined and investigate to rule out the above-mentioned causes.Hope it is useful, feel free to ask more.Regards

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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