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    I am 56, and haven't had my period in years. I woke up yesterday with swollen breasts, tenderness, and nipples that are hard as a rock. Is this cause for concern? I always think the worst. Would appreciate some advice.
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    Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
    Dear Paulafrank,
    I don't know that you should be worried; but it is unusual-is it possible for ovaries to "wake up" for a brief time? yes, but it is unusual. I would check in with your health care provider, if this doesn't rapidly resolve; we always can check things like a blood estrogen level, to see if anything is going on along those lines.
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane


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