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What causes occasional pain in uterus after an endoscopy in an elderly woman?

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Dr. S Patra

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Women's Health
Question: After endoscopy for appendix removal due to acute appendicitis on 1st march 2016, i have not got my periods. last i got on 21st of feb. i have always got my periods onn time. i am 48 years old. i am getting slight occasional pain in uterus region, but no sign of getting menses. i am under no medication. is it due to menopause or any other problem?
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Answered by Dr. S Patra 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Mostly due to peri-menopausal age. Do some investigation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear,

Thanks for writing to us. Followings are my comments:

1) At this age, you may get late period or irregular cycle due to hormonal imbalance and decreased ovarian function, leads to improper ovulation. It is a transitional period between Peri-menopause and Menopause. Do one home pregnancy test if you are sexually active.

2) Mental stress, emotional upset, Poly Cystic Ovary, over weight or sudden loss, irregular diet pattern, pelvic infection etc are associated factors for late period. Do some basic investigation to narrow down the causes.

3) I suggest you to undergo one pelvic ultrasound scan and complete hormone profile (like Serum estrogen, progesterone, FSH, TSH, Prolactin, Testosterone etc) to rule out underlying pathology of late period.

Hormonal medication may be given after reviewing test reports. Until then, you should wait for natural period.

4) Take healthy diet with IRON supplements, do light to moderate exercise for physical fitness and avoid mental stress completely by regular meditation/ yoga. Maintain a healthy life style always.

Hope, it helps for your information. Wish your good health and take care.

For future query, you can directly approach me through

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Follow up: Dr. S Patra 1 hour later
pregnancy is out of question as i am a single parent. has it any relation to the operation conducted?
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Answered by Dr. S Patra 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
No relation with late period.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear,

Thanks for follow up query.

As your operation was done more than 1 month ago, then surgical stress has been ruled out and there is NO relation with your late period in my opinion.

Do above said investigations to confirm the diagnosis. It would be worthwhile.

Hope, it helps for your information. Good luck.

Regards,
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