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    Spotting & Menopause
    butterflyrac posted:
    HI - I'm 56 years old and haven't had a period in over a year. Over the past two weeks I have been spotting on and off and get cramps as if I was going to get my period I have a doctor appointment next Friday. Has anyone experienced the same things? Thank you!
    Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
    Dear butterflyrac,
    Although it is entirely possible that the spotting and discomfort are related to a "last hurrah" of ovarian activity, since it has been over a year since your last period, your health care provider will probably want to do either an ultrasound of your uterus, or a sampling of the lining of your uterus, or both to make sure all is ok inside the uterus. So do follow up with your provider, but don't be nervous-it will most likely be just fine,
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane

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