Can Menopause Cause Bloating, Cramps In Lower Left Stomach And Lower Back Pain?

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Asked by Valerie

Can Menopause Cause Bloating, Cramps In Lower Left Stomach And Lower Back 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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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.

http://www.menopauserx.com/health_center/health_Gas.htm

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