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A 48-year-old female asked:

My period was a few days early last month; and we are now around 10 days late this month! have been having cramps for the past week as if my period is coming on - but nothing. little more painful in lower left abdomen. should i be worried?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
It is not unusual for periods to be a few days early, or a few days late, or even skipping a period. If cramps are severe or interfere with your activities, please seek medical advice. The approach of menopause can also present with irregular menses.
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