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Friday, May 22, 2009 Valerie, Community Member, asks

Q: Can menopause cause back, stomach pain?

I am a 46-year-old woman. In the last three months I've noticed pain in my lower left stomach so I went to my GYN. After an exam, he ruled out ovarian cysts (that's what I thought it would be). I then went to my family doctor. She ran some blood tests and found I was in middle of menopause but not quite through it yet.  I had a hyserectomy four years ago that removed my uterus and and left my ovaries.  I now have a bloated stomach all the time (even if I eat nothing) and pain in my lower left stomach and pain in my lower back.  Any info would be greatly apprecitated on what this could be.

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Cort, Health Guide
5/23/09 11:32pm

Can menopause cause those symptoms? Cramping and bloating are actually not uncommon in menopause. Since diet can make a big difference you might want to vary your diet bit and see if that makes a difference. Cutting down  the carbs and  increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables could help with the cramping and bloating. Good luck. 


Here are some other links that might be useful:

10 Foods to Avoid with Acid Reflux

Using Tylenol Responsibly

Cooking to Control Pain




lia, Community Member
7/25/09 10:23am

i have same symtoms-- dr says not menopause ( i am in meno also). Constipation doc says not from constipation ( i had a procedure to see).

Even if i dont eat i have it..........

i also have naseau

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