Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

163 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Missing periods after stopping contraceptive pill. How to conform menopause stage?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Das Arindam

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 1416 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2012 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Question: I TAKEN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS FOR TWO YEARS REGULARLY.NOW I STOPPED IT TWO MONTHS BEFORE AND TILL DATE I DID NOT HAD MY PERIOD. MY AGE IS 48 YRS.HOW IT WILL BE CONFIRMED THAT I ENTERED MENOPAUSE STAGE,IS THERE ANY TEST TO CONFIRM MENOPAUSE OF A WOMEN,SO THAT I CAN GET THE TEST DONE. PLEASE REPLY SOON SO THAT I CAN TAKE ACTION AS PER YOUR EXPERT ADVISE.ONCE MENOPAUSE IS CONFIRMED I CAN HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX WITH MY HUSBAND WHO IS 51 YRS OLD.
XXXXXXX
doctor
Answered by Dr. Das Arindam 1 hour later
Hello,
Thank you for posting a query.

Firstly, I am telling you the symptoms of menopause
1.     Absence of period for 12 months.
2.     Feeling of hot flushes, nervousness, anxiety, irritation.
3.     Vaginal dryness, itching, irregular bleeding and many more.

Secondly, the laboratory test includes a total hormonal profile. It includes Follicular Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone, estrogen and progesterone. In menopause the FSH and LH will be increased to compensate the decreased levels of estrogen and progesterone.

From your symptoms and negative pregnancy test, it is expected that you have reached your menopause. But for confirmation, you can do the above mentioned hormonal assay. But before doing the hormonal assay, you have to repeat the pregnancy test and do a Beta HCG level in blood and ultrasound scan of whole abdomen to rule out pregnancy.

For this, you may consult with a gynecologist for a thorough clinical examination, for ordering the above mentioned tests.

If the menopause is confirmed, then you can have unprotected sex with your husband.

Hope this information suffices. Let me know, if you have any more question.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Drug/Medication
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Menopause

doctor1 MD

Hello, my questions are, I have been taking estrace and prometrium for menopause for several years. I have recently very gradually decreased my dose until I am not taking any. It has been two weeks and I am having lots of hot flashes and sweats (night and day) and wonder if that is a side effect of withdrawal of medication or return of menopausal symptoms. I haven t had a period for about 8 years. Any advice would be appreciated.

doctor1 MD

hi I have been originally diaganosed as having pmr with joint pain [severe night sweats and weight loss after several test including west nile and lyme they are now suggesting luekemia and perhaps one that is treated without radiation or chemo.Can you offer an opinion and prognosis

doctor1 MD

I have not had a period for 5 yrs and tonight I saw a little blood in my underwear. My dr did blood work and confirmed that I had gone through menopause at that time. My stomach feels a little cramplike it did when I was supposed to start my period. What should I do?

doctor1 MD

I am 56 years old and in menopause. I have recently felt a bubble like sensation and a little pressure in my vagina. When showering and washing, I thought I also felt a protrusion inside the area. I am going to my doctor in a week but was wondering if I could get an answer as to what this could be.

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am 59 years old, still having vaginal bleeding and have had severe pain in my right breast for over a week. I don't have insurance so the thought of seeing a doctor or having test run is next to impossible. Is it anything to be worried about

doctor1 MD

I am 59, female, what can i do for vaginal dryness and odor?

doctor1 MD

I have recurring yeast infection. How do I know it's a yeast infection? I feel a need to go to the bathroom frequently. Sometime it burns. No didcharge and Monostat seems to take care of it but I don't like to take that frequently. it's probably...