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What can a doctor's exam tell me about my risk for a premature menopause?

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Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Several things

Discussing your menstrual pattern can suggest early changes in ovarian function.
Some blood tests of hormone levels can also show if your ovaries are aging prematurely. Your family history , smoking history, and general health may also be contributory. However, there are unpredictable circumstances that can lead to a premature menopause (certain cancer treatments, for example).

In brief: Several things

Discussing your menstrual pattern can suggest early changes in ovarian function.
Some blood tests of hormone levels can also show if your ovaries are aging prematurely. Your family history , smoking history, and general health may also be contributory. However, there are unpredictable circumstances that can lead to a premature menopause (certain cancer treatments, for example).
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