Menopause

04 October 2004

Diagnosis of menopause

Your doctor will review your medical history and perform a physical examination.

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Your doctor will review your medical history and perform a physical examination. He or she may also order blood tests to ensure symptoms are related to the climacteric and to decide on an appropriate therapy, if any.

Menopause is diagnosed when you have not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months (at the time of the climacteric), and no other biological or physiological cause can be identified.

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