I am 49 years old. The last year I have experienced slightly irregular periods. Nothing major...just missing a period one month but having 2 closer together the next time. The heaviness of my flow has not changed at all. It is still like it always has been, I am just less confident of when it is coming. For the last week, I have experience cramps and lower back pain which feels like I am going to get my period at any given moment. My period has not come, and the cramps and back pain is probably more intense than I have ever experienced when I menostrated normally. I have always been regular, and have always had normal pap tests. Is this normal symptoms for pre-menopause or menopause women. Or should I see my doctor and have a vaginal wand type ultrasound done. I have lost several young friends to Ovarian Cancer. Usually because they shrugged the symptoms off or just chalked them up to "normal female" issues. Should I be concerned?View Thread
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