Early Menopause PanelMeasure hormones that impact your menstrual cycle and reproductive health as a way to kickstart an informative conversation with your primary care physician, for woman 44 and younger. Read more
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Perimenopause is a transition phase where the ovaries start to make less hormones and menopausal symptoms tend to begin. This stage can last anywhere from 2 to 10 years, with an average of five years, and stops when menopause begins.
Menopause is the stage when a woman’s period stops. The ovaries no longer release eggs and estrogen levels become very low. Once a woman has not had a period for 12 straight months, she has gone through menopause. However, it is important to ensure that the lack of periods is not due to another reason (like abnormal thyroid function or the use of birth control pills.)
Early menopause means that you are entering this transition earlier than average. Most women enter perimenopause between the ages of 40 and 44 and enter menopause in their early 50s, however, some can begin earlier.
Post menopause is the time after a woman has gone through menopause. The symptoms that happen during menopause may start to fade away but could continue for a decade or longer in many women.
These tests are to help you and your doctor determine which stage of menopause you may be in or if you have another underlying health problem causing your symptoms.