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    jroady posted:
    I am now menopausal but I continue to cramp off and off. Sometimes it feels like ovulation for several days, some days I feel like I'm going to have a period but don't. Is this ok?
    Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
    Dear jroady,
    You can still have some low level of ovarian activity even post menopausal, so indeed some of the discomfort can come from the ovaries. However, do remember that the bowel sits right next to the ovaries, on both sides of the pelvis, and bowel issues (like diverticular disease) occurs more commonly in women as we get older. If you are over 50, have you had your colonoscopy yet? If not, I would recommend doing one-your primary care provider or obgyn can certainly recommend a gastroenterologist that you would feel comfortable with.
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane

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