A member asked:

Besides my gynecologist, is there another type of doctor that i should see to reconfirm menopause. i just turned 40 & my blood work showed elevated fsh & have been experiencing hot flashes, very light or skipped periods, anxiety, trouble falling & staying

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Dr. Kent Childs answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

You can consider an endocrinologist. Otherwise depending on where uou are in your cycle can also change your fsh levels. If still having a period, technically not menopausal. I always say trest the patient not the labs. Consider looking at your FSH/LH ratio. Peri menopause can occur at anytime depending on a lot of variables. Maybe repeat labs and consider a pelvic ultrasound.

Answered Apr 3, 2015

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