Menopause: Birth control could be ‘masking’ early indications of peri-menopause – doctor

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Menopause: Birth control could be ‘masking’ early indications of peri-menopause – doctor

"But if you choose this option, you should take the progestogen-only contraceptive for at least six weeks before the hormonal blood test to ensure you

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“But if you choose this option, you should take the progestogen-only contraceptive for at least six weeks before the hormonal blood test to ensure your results are accurate.

“If you are already on progestogen-only contraception, you can have your FSH levels checked at any time, and this will give you an accurate picture of your menopausal status.”

A FSH level that is more than 30nmol/L can “confidently be attributed to the peri-menopause”.

Pregnancy risk and menopause status

Women under the age of 50, who are not on contraception, can still fall pregnant up to years on from their last menstrual period.

Source: | This article first appeared on Express.co.uk

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