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59 year old female , no period for 5 years

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I am 59 year old female and have not had a period for 5 years. Am in good health generally, eat well and exercise regularly. Over the past week I have been experiencing what feels like period cramp or to be more precise the low down pain I used to get when I ovulated. I am worried sick that this may be something serious. Is it normal to have these symptoms? I know that I must visit my doctor but would appreciate some advice until I do.

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replied September 12th, 2010
Menopause Answer A16099
Welcome to ehealthforum.
The ovulation like pain/period cramps after not having periods for 5 years, could indicate possibility of PID, ovarian cyst, or any other cervical problem.
The best way to find out the underlying cause is to go ahead with examination and tests like PAP smear, vaginal swab test, hormonal analysis and ultrasound scan. Get treatment started as early as possible to avoid complications.
Take care.

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