Menopause

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

 

More than 12 months amenorrhoea is needed to confirm the diagnosis.

Endocrine tests are rarely needed, unless premature ovarian failure is suspected.

Oestradiol and Progesterone are not indicated if Luteinising hormone and Follicle stimulating hormone are elevated.

Hormone replacement therapy

Synthetic oestrogens cannot be monitored with oestradiol.

 

See also Amenorrhoea

 

See also Osteoporosis

References

See also Pathology Decision Support Tool: Menopause