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Menopause

Perimenopause

10/23/2007

Question:

I have pain in my lower abdomen on the right and left side. I also have pain in my left hip (severe at times) I am 51, had a D&C in Jan. for heavy bleeding. I am spotting each month still. Can these symptoms be related to menopause and the hormone changes that go with it, and what can be done to relieve the hip pain?

Answer:

Pain is not a feature of menopause.  A few women have more joint aches and pains at menopause, but a single joint pain would be less common.  Hip pain can be many things.  It is important to discuss your symptoms with your physician.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati