I'm a 45 yr old female and have been premenopausal for several years.My periods are for the most part regular other then very bad cramps that start around a week before it's due..I was due on Oct 21 and started cramping a week before..Well not only did I not get my period but I'm still having pretty bad craming..Is is possible I've finally hit full menopause and if so is this ongoing cramping with no period normal?
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The absence of periods could mark the onset of menopause. The presence of abdominal cramps could be due to various reasons. It is difficult to comment on the cause for the abdominal cramps without examining you. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation. Hormonal test done would confirm menopausal onset. Ultrasound scan and laparoscopic examination will help in looking for the underlying cause for the abdominal cramps. Treatment as appropriate (based on the examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Consider being in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist and report any abnormal/new symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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