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An_250200 posted:
am 54 and my last period was around jan 2011 so its been about 2 years now and all in all have felt pretty good. Last week or so i have been having a cramping pain, feels like spasms in my uterus and then it feels like a burning pain up towards my colon area. I used to get the very same pain around the time i should have been getting a period when i was pregnant. Sometimes this kind of pain would result in bleeding so far i havent bled so not sure what to think. thanks for any input
Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear An_250200,
It is indeed possible that your ovaries are up to something, producing some more estrogen for a brief period of time. Certainly if you do develop bleeding, your health care provider will want to evaluate the lining of the uterus, and your ovaries to check. However, the older we get, the more likely we are to develop intestinal issues like diverticular disease. So if the pain does persist, I would check in with your health care provider, to see if there were anything going on with either the ovaries or the intestines. If the pain resolves, and there is no bleeding, you do not have to pursue anything.
Good luck,
Mary Jane

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