I just turned 50 yrs old I am in menopause

Patient

Q: I just turned 50 yrs old. I am in menopause (I presume) since I have hot flashes, cold sweats several days a week. My period has always been on time and dependable but now is intermittent. I now have a sharp pain every few minutes on my left lower abdomen and it feel like my female parts (like my ovaries, not my intestine). I also have some major itching sometimes that I never had before and it is all over my body, but there is no rash or visible skin problem... just internal weird itching. Is this normal?

Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I am on day 5 taking zactin 20mg fluoxetine for menopause symptoms and I decided I don't want to take them can I just...

Q: I had an abnormal pap smear returned as CIN 3. I have had a biopsy - waiting for results. What does all this mean I a...

Q: I have slight brownish, bloody discharge from one nipple. I am 64 years old. Is the chance of malignancy high?

Q: I have microscopic blood in my urine every once in a while. It seems to happen more often when I have intercourse. I ...

Q: I entered menopause 2 years ago and yesterday I found I was bleeding. I had vaginal ultrasound and endometrium line i...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews