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Question: painless uterine contractions

 katlady - Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:57 pm

I am 46 years old. I have PCOS and have very irregular periods, even with Metformin (500mg 2 x day). I usually go 3 months between periods. I have not had a period since Feb, 14th and today is July 2nd. I am having painless uterine contractions similar to the Braxton-Hicks contractions I had while pregnant (12 years ago). I have taken 2 HPT and both were negative.

Why am I having uterine contractions? Could they be part of menopause?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:34 pm

User avatar Hello,
You could be experiencing peri-menopause which can occur up to about 10 years prior to the actual cessation of periods (menopause being defined as no periods for twelve consecutive months). You may get some relief with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen or naproxen.

Best wishes.


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