Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gynecology Answers List

Forum Name: Gynecology

Question: Shift in hormones clue to afternoon upset stomach?


 SyracuseWriterGal - Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:02 pm

I'm a 44 year old woman still having periods, and with a good health record. I'm having an upset stomach every afternoon (and no, I'm not expecting!). My doctor checked my ovaries, uterus, etc., all is well. No bleeding, no vomiting, just a feeling of upset stomach and discomfort. Could this be from a drop in hormone levels as I approach menopause? I'm currently taking Zyrtec for allergies, Zoloft for anxiety, and now my doc prescribed Zantac for my stomach.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:47 pm

User avatar Gastrointestinal distress does show up on a list of symptoms of menopause and perimenopause but it also shows up on many other lists so it would be impossible to assume this is the reason for your symptoms. I would recommend that you continue to keep your doctor informed of your complaints and track any patterns you may see to help in the evaluation.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us