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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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.
130 viewsAnswered Oct 21, 2019
Last updated Oct 21, 2019
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