menstrual cramps after menopause

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Hello, I am 57 and post menopausal for 3 years.  Over the last 2 months I have experienced severe cramping and pelvic pressure with a dropping feeling in my vaginal area.  I have an ultrasound set up for this month.  I have not had any bleeding yet (crossing fingers).  My doctor said as we age the lining of the wall becomes thin and I may have a prolasped uterus.   I did have numerous fibroids prior to menopause but didn't have any symptoms after menopause.  Just curious if anyone else has had the dropping feeling.  Thanks

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    I was just wondering if your lower stomach has an uncomfortable feeling when walking and standing like pressure bloated and uncomfortablke feeling hard to explain.  I have some of what you mentioned
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      yes, the cramps are much worse when standing or walking.  I do have the bloated feeling and also back pain.   What kind of symptoms are you having? 
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    Well i thought i had a prolapse until my doc said it wasnt as i didnt have children and that it was pressure of fibroids pushing fown on pelvic wall. It feels like a drppping feeling.
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    Hi Golddlocks,

    i too have that dropping feeling, i had very large fibroids, in 2011 i suffered from prolapsed uterus and bladder. had a hysterectomy in june that year. All went well, since then i have regular physio on a chair that sends electricL impulses to my pelvic floor muscles. Recently i had hemerrhoids banded 4, and the feeling fo pressure is back in my vagina, drs have checked me out and said no bladder prolapse hasnt come back yet. 

    I know bladder prolapse can return ive been told to make sure im not gummed up as straining can cause prolapse also hemmies. At the moment i feel quite uncomfortable down there with odd sensations under skin around vagina and buttocks. Also very dry, feels like that heavy dropping feeling. I have read coconut oil may help dryness in menopause and its a natural antibiotic, antiseptic. Look at the many uses of the oil, even for dry skin and hair. Drs can tell if you have a uterus prolapse its easy to identify, so im surprised dr hasnt told you if you have or not.

    good luck with it all, its a very common womens problem, fixable, my fibroids needed to come out so i didnt hesitate about having my hyst, but only you can decide, many women just live with prolapse.

    best wishes to you sweetie,🌺

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      Carol, thank you for responding.  I did have an exam and pap smear in September and then in December I had the dropping feeling.  I am not sure why he didn't examine me again and instead opted for the ultrasound.  Does the coconut oil cause any reaction when you put it on? 

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      Hello,

      i used the coconut oil without noticing any reactions, i have decided to go back on vagifem low. I had good results using it before, i wanted to see if it helped with the dropping feeling. I know that prolapsed bladders can re occur, especially from straining too much on the loo, lifting heavy things is a no no. As is jogging, which ive never been fond of. Ageing has so many pitfalls for women, seems menopause hits some of us worse than others. I hope your ultrasound goes well, keep in touch!

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    Hi, the ultrasound was a wise decision on the drs part. It will be able to tell a lot more than just the exam. Will keep you in my prayers. Sounds like you have a good Dr that will find out what is going on down theresmile

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    I'm 53 and went through menopause 2 years ago.  I suffered endometriosis with severe cramps my entire adult life. I found relief upon going through the change until I started using black cohash for the hot flashes.  Now I have less severe hot flashes but the cramps are back. I just read that black cohash could have enough phytoestrogen to flare endometriosis symptoms.  Perhaps this is happening to you if you are taking a supplement? I have exactly what you describe including the "dropping" feeling.  I've decided to stop taking everything and power through.  Hot flashes are better than this misery.  I wish you well!

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