Q. Can menopause cause joint pain?

Answered by
Dr. Atul Prakash
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 01, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am 33 years old and a mother of 6 years old twin babies. I have been experiencing pain in the joints of my arms for 20 days, and I have polycystic ovary disease (PCOD). I have reached menopause because I did not have periods for a year. I take Calcium supplements, and my random blood sugar level before having food is 100 mg/L.



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Menopause is very unlikely, considering your age. Is the joint pain due to swelling? Since how many days have you been noticing it? Did the pain last for more than half an hour in the mornings? Did you experience any urinary tract infections in the past? What are your vitamin D levels and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)? If you are taking calcium, I suggest you take it with vitamin D. You might need to consult a gynecologist to assess amenorrhea. I suggest you try a course of anti-inflammatory tablets for ten days.

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