A 37-year-old member asked:
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is there a test to determine if someone is going through premature menopause or perimenopause?

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Dr. Seema Patel
27 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Premature menopause occurs before 35 and you will have high fsh levels. If after 35, you have perimenopause. Menopause only occurs after one year of not having periods.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
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Testing can be: done. Perimenopause, menopause, or irregular ovulation can be the cause. See you doctor to be sure.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
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Early menopause: Can happen but 35 is early. Have your levels checked.

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