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Is there a test to show if I am in perimenopause?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...Read more


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Obgyn says hormone levels do not show perimenopause, estrogen high. Is this test definitive or could results fluctuate day 2 day with hormone levels?

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

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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

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 more

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Can you tell me exactly when is the best time of month to test if perimenopause?

Cycle day 2 or 3: A blood level of fsh of cycle day 2 or 3 is a very helpful test for perimenopause. Amh (anti-mullerian hormone) is also being used more, especially in women who are trying to become pregnant, and that is not dependent on which day in your cycle blood is drawn. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Are hormone levels the only tests for perimenopause?

Are hormone levels the only tests for perimenopause?

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 more

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Is there a test for perimenopause like there's a test for menopause?

Is there a test for perimenopause like there's a test for menopause?

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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Is there a test to determine if someone is going through premature menopause or perimenopause?

Is there a test to determine if someone is going through premature menopause or perimenopause?

Yes: Premature menopause occurs before 35 and you will have high fsh levels. If after 35, you have perimenopause. Menopause only occurs after one year of not having periods. ...Read more

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