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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