Menstrual cramps in menopause

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I am experiencing daily menstrual-like cramps -- heaviness and pain in pelvic area. I had ultrasound and it did not show anything abnormal.What could be causing this symptom like I had at age 16 when I was in my period?
I am 47. I had 1 month of bleeding in July. In September I had quite normal ultrasound & normal uteral biopsy. The doctor said I am fine.Then I was bleeding whole November, then 1 week off - now it started again. My breasts are tender - everything seems like normal heavy period just very long (1 month or longer). I also have IUD (good for 10 years)- this is 11th year. I am afraid of ovarian cancer but generally I am feeling good except for slight menstrual-type cramps.
You've provided good info and a very optimistic look at this challenge called menopause. I am 47 and I just started to get the cramps although I've missed my period for the last 2 month. The cramps are pretty bad considering that I've never experienced them before during my period, I must say I've been pretty lucky. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. It helped a lot.
My period is 1 week late, I am 50 years old. I have had severe menstrual cramps and lower back pain but my period is not coming. I have always had very regular periods - this is very abnormal for me. I have no other menopausal symptoms.
What can cause menstrual-like cramps and horrendous mood swings after menopause? It feels clearly hormonal, especially as the stronger the mood swing, the stronger the cramping and bloating in my uterus.
At 47, menstrual changes can certainly be due to menopause approaching. But that is not the only reason. Hormonal problems and imbalances, thyroid problems, or mechanical problems such as fibroids and uterine polyps are common other things that can cause you to bleed abnormally. Iron deficiency is another. The best thing is to make an appointment with your doctor.
I usually can't breath right, I'll hold my breath or take short breaths because it hurts to breathe in. I don't know whats wrong with me, I never really asked my doctor about it because it doesn't happen often. Now it only happens when I first start my period, but it has been happening to me since before I started getting my period. The reason I'm concerned now is because it happened today and it was a lot worse than in previous times.
The thing I find best for the prevention of menstrual migraines is Magnesium citrate @ 400mg a day because I find that not only does it help to prevent migraines, but I find that it also helps to prevent my menstrual cramps too. There is a triptan that is specifically for Menstrual Migraines that is called Frovatriptan (brand name is Frova). If anyone who suffers from Menstrual Migraines finds that their current triptan just isn't doing the job...
Then I feel great until the cycle comes around again. Advil helps with menstrual cramps which I have always had, but does not really help the leg pain. Because it is cyclical, I thought it might be gynecological and so my doctor ordered a vaginal and pelvic ultrasound that was fine. I took continuous birth control pills for 9 months last year for cyclical pelvic pain and stopped because I was getting migraines with aura. The pelvic pain did go away and I thought I was menopausal (I’m 49).
I don't know if my birth control has anything to do with it at all, but I figured I would make sure I added that in there. I'm also suffering from severe hot flashes, irritability, and other general PMS symptoms including cramps and others that I've never really had before. I'm constantly dry (skin, vagina, eyes, mouth, etc) no matter how hydrated I keep myself.
Has anyone noticed a difference in their cycle with this dx? I've noticed more intense cramping, of course my headaches get worse too. Just wondering? Thanks! Hope everyone is hanging in there!
For the last week I have symptoms of getting a period but only a small amount of mucous mixed with blood. I have mild cramps very low in my abdomen. No breast discomfort. My tubes were tied 10 years and pregnancy test negative. Not sure if I should call the Dr.
Within the last 5 months I have had 2 occasions in which my lower stomach where my uterus is located has been very painful almost like cramps but more isolated in the center of my stomach right above the pubic hair line. It usually lasts 2 days. Is this part of menopause or something I should worry about?
I'm 46 lmp 8/7/3012 ....have had regular menstrual period since 12 yrs old...mother of five 27,21,17 and 15 year old daughters and one son age 7... Been dizzy nauseated bad ...took dollar tree test on 9/9/2012 negative...now still this month keep getting cramps like af will be here tomorrow but nothing still... I just took another test on 9/28negative still cramping and nauseated ...no insurance from work till November....
Also when i have my menstrual cycle i have wear 2 to 3 pads and have to change them evey 5 minutes.My stomach cramps really bad i feel like im having labor pains. what can that be can you please help me.
I'm not too concerned about the bleeding because it's not heavy but I also have what feels like menstrual cramps. Weird! Thank you for any feedback.
I am much older than you but asked my dr that same question. She does a FSH test, which tells if you are in menopause. I have it done yearly-I do not know how accurate the test is, but I am not in menopause yet. Good luck to you.
I'm 40 years old, and judging by my older sisters and mother, I likely have another 11-12 years before menopause. Over the last year or two, my menstrual cramps have gotten much worse. I get chills and shakes, aches in my joints, nausea, headache, and massive cramps. I've tried heating pads, lots of fluids, bed rest, Aleve, and other OTC pain relief. I went to see a new midwife for my last annual about 18 mo ago and forgot to mention it to her, then felt embarrassed to call in about it.
I have been having cramps for 10 years now it went away for 2 years and came back. They come in the early morning or Midday they last about 15 mins.Now they come often,Iam 58 I don't want them when Iam 60.
My friend did go through menopause in her late 30's but you are pretty young for that. You might consider esterogen or projesterone testing and maybe supplements or injections. You don't want to lose bone density too early. If you are getting tested you may want to get your vitamin D checked too.
I have recently started spotting again though and having sore breasts and light cramps. Going in to see my OB/GYN soon. I still have my thyroid. They thought it was destroyed with the radioactive iodine but it grew back and now it produces hormone again but sometimes it stops. I am constantly having to adjust thyroid medicine.
I am 47. I had 1 month of bleeding in July. In September I had quite normal ultrasound & normal uteral biopsy. The doctor said I am fine.Then I was bleeding whole November, then 1 week off - now it started again. My breasts are tender - everything seems like normal heavy period just very long (1 month or longer). I also have IUD (good for 10 years)- this is 11th year. I am afraid of ovarian cancer but generally I am feeling good except for slight menstrual-type cramps.
I am a 47 yr. old female. I was diagnosed 2 yrs. ago with hypothyroidism\chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. Several docs ignored my test results, but now I have a good Endo. He also diagnosed low Vitamin D (despite eating right & being outdoors a lot). Since the thyroid issue came up I have developed Hypertension and - as I suspected – I have type II Diabetes. (Which I am controlling with diet & exercise.) I watch my net carbs, fat, sodium, and fiber.
Ob/Gyn did various tests (even ultrasound), and everything was normal, thought it might be due to stress and getting over the flu. Said I wasn't in menopause. After my hypo diagnosis, I was told my endocrinologist that thyroid disease and/or being hypo can affect your monthly cycle!!! But, you should still see a Ob/Gyn for exam!! Don't chance it, see a MD.
I had my last menstrual cycle January 2006. I have not had sexual intercourse in 6 years. I had sexual intercourse 3 days ago and have had vaginal bleeding since. I feel like I have cramps the way I did when I was menstruating many years ago. Not sure what is going on.
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I've had very heavy periods, terrible migraines (actually, I've had those for years), terrible bloating and cramps during my menstrual cycle. My doctor suggest Mirena in order to help reduce the symptoms of menopause. After reading all of these posts...I'M SCARED TO DEATH!!! I don't think I'll get the perscription filled. The only thing my doctor said was "I just don't want you to have to pay $300 for this and then it doesn't work.
Even one of my friend is suffering with the similar type of issue she is having breast cancer and her menstrual cycle is very irregular like she has periods twice in six months and when it comes she has to face heavy bleeding with menstrual cramps. Some how with the use of menstrual cups she manages the bleeding but the pain and other problems she faces during this is unbearable.Check here for more information about menstruation at http://www.cupissima.com .
I have been on thyroid treatment fo 6yrs and untill recently i have been fine now with in the last year i have a cyst in my overy another in my platutary gland. and now had ct for a lesion in my lung. Also i have the joint pain and was tested for arthritis and it was fine. So now it was it called (fiber mialsha I'm not sure of the spelling) all the cyst that keek apearing are small and the say wont hurt anything.
Sometimes the pain is in the middle of my abdomen, then other times it is closer to my pelvis and feels more like menstrual cramps... Anyone else experience this? A little background info: I am 21 years old. On birth control (I've never missed a pill and always take it on time, but could it be possible that it's pregnancy, even though I did get my period even after these problems started?