New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Period

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Registered: 01-03-2001
New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Period
Wed, 03-27-2013 - 1:31pm

Health Day News is reporting that doctors may be able to predict a woman's final period with the help of a new method, "A new formula to predict a woman's final menstrual period could help menopausal women fight bone loss and reduce their heart disease risk, a new study reports.The formula is based on the changing levels of two hormones: estradiol, which is found in the ovaries; and follicle-stimulating hormone, which is present in the brain and gives instructions to the ovaries." more

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Avatar for coldfingers
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Registered: 04-30-2000

I read this, I am not a medical person, but I am healthily skeptical of this 'working'. They talk about monitoring 2 different hormones and then that women would be able to figure this out online. ???? The next problem would be if drs even acknowledged this since we have seen so many drs who don't even acknowledge perimenopause exists.

It would however be 'nice' if possible. Time will tell.

Avatar for klrambo
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Registered: 10-19-2000

Sounds to me as if some male GYN has figured a way to increase the $$$$ in his pocket at the expense of the peri-menopausal woman.   Knowing how the hormones in a woman's body fluctuate so widely and frequently I find it very difficult to believe that any such test would ever be definitive for a woman.  I think they'll have to find another means by which to make that prediction!

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Registered: 04-18-2003

Going by the symptoms, I'm perimenopause. Going by the blood test, I'm not. My doctor decided since the blood test has only been around for about 20 years, and some of the symptoms have been around for centuries, he'll go with the symptoms. I think if you're average, you'd probably get an accurate test. If you're the type of woman who wakes up each morning, looks in the mirror and thinks "Normal is a setting on a machine. I am not a machine", you might want to think twice attempting this sort of testing.