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An_248446 posted:
OK, I haven't had a period for 4 years. I'm 55.I went for my annual pap test in July and everything was fine. My dr gave me Provera and estradiol. Supposedly a natural hormone. So I've been taking it approx. 2 1/2 months. Last Saturday, my breast became so tender and I became bloated just like the good old period symptoms. On Thurs., I started a light period. No flow. Just there. And breast are sooo sore. Could this all be triggered from the hormones?
Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear An_248446,
Good and confusing question. Taking estrogen and progesterone can lead to some bleeding; however, it would be unlikely that they would produce the breast discomfort and bloating as you described. so is it possible you did have some spontaneous ovarian activity to produce these symptoms? It is possible-but I'd alert you health care provider; (s)he might want to do a bit of investigating to check into it a bit further,
Good luck,
Mary Jane

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