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Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:40 am
by Guest Posts
Is there a test to see if you are perimenopausal or have been through it or even the menopause?

Re: Perimenopause

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:29 am
by Dr Heather Currie
The main way to diagnose perimenopause or menopause is by history of period pattern and possible menopausal symptoms. Blood tests can measure hormone levels, but are not recommended over the age of 45, since levels fluctuate significantly and are unhelpful in assessing stage and whether or not treatment is required. Blood tests can be taken in women between 40 and 45 if the diagnosis is unclear, but are not often helpful. Tests are recommended in women under the age of 40 if [premature menopause is suspected, both to confirm what can be a devastating diagnosis, but also to look for any possible underlying cause.
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