Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Includes Expert Content
    pelvic pain
    avatar
    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
    Reply
     
    avatar
    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


    Featuring Experts

    Mary Jane Minkin, MD, is a nationally recognized obstetrician gynecologist, with a special interest in menopause. Dr. Minkin is clinical professor of ...More

    Helpful Tips

    perimenapausal help that works for me.
    I'm 47 jus started expeiraning hot flashes again after not having them for 10Yrs. Now I'm not having periods for 2M Now and crave sugar for ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the North American Menopause Society website