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having cramps like pain. period stop 6 yr ago. what could it be?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Ovaries perking up: Some women can have some ovarian activity years after they stop their period. If you have any bleeding at all though you should get an endometrial biopsy. Your intestines can cramp very much like period cramps. You may need a colonoscopy depending on your age.

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