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Menopause

Am I menopausal?

02/28/2007

Question:

i am 57 yrs. old -no periods for about 3 yrs. now. had depo-provera injections once a week for a month in 1999 for heavy bleeding. it worked. i have a very low estradiol level but my fsh is 10.8, therefore i am told that there are still things going on. am i menopausal and are there chances for pregnancy? when will i know if i am menopausal?

Answer:

Your situation does not sound clear cut.  It might be advisable to check several of your pituitary hormones as well as your thyroid levels.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati