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Hi, I just noticed your question. I have been having intermittent periods as well with pain in my ovaries that comes and goes. I am 47 and had regular heavy periods all my life and few if any gyno problems. I went to the doctors because after a few regular missed periods I became alarmed and the regularity of missing a period every second month. At first the doctor blew it off too and told me that it was normal to miss periods because I am in the age of per-menopause but I didn't like that answer as these periods are not sporadic, they are every two month which tells me that something else is going on. I asked for a blood tests.. and they came back with a higher testosterone level than what I had on a previous blood test 1.5 years prior. I also asked for an ultrasound of my uterus and area. This test showed a large fibroid which I didn't know I had and some small cysts on my ovaries. So then the doctor referred me to a Endocrinologist and a gynecologist and these appointments are up coming. I am glad I insisted that something was wrong.
Always go with your gut feeling. If it seems abnormal for you, it's worth getting it checked out. Peri-menopause does cause missed periods for sure but don't be too sure to dismiss everything just because OTHERS are not concerned. Do your homework. It's YOUR body and you are your own advocate. Best wishes!!