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Could you tell me what happens to estrogen levels if you stop getting your period?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
It goes down: Amenorrhea is the medical term for having no periods. Menstrual bleeding depends on estrogen levels high enough to stimulate the lining of the uterus to thicken. When estrogen is low, menstrual cycles will stop.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo commented
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Actually, some high estrogen/high progesterone states such as PCOS (PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome), pregnancy, and use of birth control pills without a "dummy pill" week can also lead to not having periods. The high progesterone levels prevent the uterine lining from breaking down and leaving the uterus to cause menstrual flow.
Nov 23, 2011
Dr. Abraham Morse
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Estrogen levels go: Down when you stop having periods. This is called menopause. This typically happens between 45 and 55 years of age. If you are 38 and not having periods you should be evaluated by a gyn.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What happens to estrogen levels if you stop getting your period, but used to have normal periods?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
It's all estrogen!: Most of the time, if you've stopped having menstrual periods, your estrogen levels are below 40. Menopause is the most common reason, but certainly is not the only reason for absent periods. Hormone evaluations are a must in this situation.
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