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Do women experience more discomfort with there cycle the older they get?

By October 27, 2011 - 1:03pm
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I am 48 years old and in the past year my cycle is just uncomfortable. I have been fortunate to have mild cycles with little discomfort and mood change. In the past year the cramps, back pain and overall achiness is increased. My mood is a bit more impacted and the 2nd day of the cycle is the most uncomfortable. The flow is heaviest and more clots on the 2nd day. Thanks!

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Any changes in your menstrual cycle that you notice and which cause you concern need to be evaluated by your gynecologist. I suggest that you make an appointment to have a pelvic exam and any recommended diagnostic imaging such as an ultrasound to rule out any abnormalities.


October 27, 2011 - 6:25pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you I am scheduled for a full exam!

October 29, 2011 - 7:26pm
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