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Posted by: Carol | 2008/05/25

EARLY PERIOD: Ovarian Cyst or Menopause?

I have had ternderness in the lower left quadrant of my abdomen for a few weeks, and this has been coupled with breast tenderness. Both of these symptoms are very unusual for me.

My period arrived on DAY 19 of my menstrual cycle yesterday, which -- for me -- is extremely unusual too.

I am 43 years old. Is this an ovarian cyst or a sign that the menopause could be approaching?

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