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Is There A Test To Show If I Am In Perimenopause
No: The tests for menopause are very unreliable for perimenopause, perimenopause is better defined by the symptoms, which can last for months or years before periods stop completely. Sometimes, perimenopausal symptoms will come and go for a number of years before their final time.Especially, with this type of course, tests will be unreliable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obgyn says hormone levels do not show perimenopause, estrogen high. Is this test definitive or could results fluctuate day 2 day with hormone levels?
Regular periods?: If you are having regular periods, you are not perimenopausal. If your periods are irregular, you have hirsutism, and are overweight, you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Estrogen levels fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle. An FSH level is a better indicator of perimenopause, and will become elevated as you enter menopause. ...Read more
I have high cortisol levels. What does this mean? I am in perimenopause and have been tested for my hormone levels. A recent saliva test showed I have high cortisol levels. I have been suffering from anxiety, depression and insomnia. I am under going
High : High cortisol levels should be confirmed and further evaluated by an internist or endocrinologist. Salivary testing is not mainstream and could be misleading. Stress can result in elevations of cortisol but these will usually suppress with Dexamethasone (this is part of the further testing). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any tests that can be done to see if you have perimenopause or have begun that stage of life? I just turned 40.
Test.Perimenopause: The perimenopause, s the period before you stop your period, 'officially' for around 12 month with out period.That is related to symptoms, could be present or not. The answer is yes, they are several hormone we can test, serum or salive.Progesterone, estrogens, testosterone, fsh, lh, dhea, sexual hormone b. C. .The better recommended is to see your pcp , gyn, or fp , and check any necessity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO Not Accurate: Hormone testing if abnormal is indicative of perimenopause, but normal levels may not be accurate. I've tested people, who are close to menopause and had results consistent with a 20 year old one month followed by those of 55 year old the next month. Hormone testing is very inaccurate. Symptoms are the most important factor with shortened and irregular cycles (<26 days). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Exactly: Perimenopause is a time where the hormonal profile may vary widely. I've seen people test like 20 year olds one month and the next month test menopausal. So if only one test is performed the information can be very faulty and conclusions can be wrong. We use symptoms combined with age and other clinical indicators to help us more than lab testing. Hormones are helpful in this time, . ...Read more
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