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A 47-year-old female asked:

I know a fsh level of 53.2 is considered menopause but with this level can you still have periods. last period 4 mos ago. i thought a yr was def meno?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Peri-menopausal: You may be going through menopause and are correct in stating that lack of periods for a year is definitive menopause. If you have sex, use contraception. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
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Wish you good health!
Dec 13, 2017
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
this bleeding is called postmenopausal, likely from residual hormones, androgens coverting to weak estrogens. This needs to be evaluated and discussed with your care giver. Possible need an ultrasound to measure endometrial thickness.
Apr 16, 2018
Last updated Apr 16, 2018


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