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A 46-year-old female asked:

Why would a mid-40s woman have high fsh levels and have regular periods and very high estrogen levels? this makes no sense to me based on what i've read.

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Mid-40's ?'s: High FSH is a precursor to early menopause, and produces higher estrogen levels b/c the eggs require more stimulation to ovulate. This may create "regular" periods (28-34 days apart) but without increased FSH, ovulation would not take place, and periods would be much farther apart, as a prelude to ending altogether.

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Last updated Oct 21, 2019

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