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


See also Pathology Decision Support Tool: Menopause