Are You or Aren't You?
What lab tests are useful in diagnosing menopause, indcluding home test kits.
The diagnosis of menopause is usually made by menstrual and medical history, but sometimes may be made with the use of lab values. Lab values may include levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol estrogen, or thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). The most common way to diagnose menopause is after 12 months of amenorrhea, or having no menstrual periods.
How Do I Know If I'm in Menopause?
Your menopause will be your own unique set of symtoms and issues. This guide page from the United States National Library of Medicine connects you to updated information and research on the diagnosis of menopause and conditions associated with it.
Is it Menopause or Thyroid Problems?
Thyroid problems can masquerade as menopause symptoms. This article takes a look at some of the signs of thyroid abnormalities in older women.
The Beginning of Menopause -- Symptoms of Perimenopause
Before menopause occurs you will probably have symptoms of decreasing hormones. Here are some of the common symptoms of the period leading up to menopause called the "perimenopause."
Testing Yourself for Menopause
Are you curious about whether you might be in the menopausal period of your life? Here is an article on home testing for hormonal signs of menopause.