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A 47-year-old female asked:

Why would my fsh levels be sky-high but i still get fairly reg periods? my estrogen is normal-to-high, too, and testosterone normal. if fsh is so high, why am i still menstruating?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not diagnostic : FSH levels vary throughout the month and can not be used as an isolated test to diagnose menopause. A high level at age 47 is supportive of someone being near menopause but if you still have regular cycles then menopause has not yet occurred.

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Last updated Oct 19, 2020

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