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Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: My girlfriend is 52 years old and has not had her period for two years. Do we need to wear protecton or birth control. Is there a blood test she can take to make sure she is no longer fertile?
Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Menopausal, FSH levels to confirm

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.

The absence of periods for 2 years is suggestive of menopause.

She can get a serum FSH levels done to confirm that she is post menopausal and is no longer fertile.
If FSH levels are more than 20, it is suggestive of menopause.

Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr Deepti Verma

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 7 minutes later
Thank You.

Is FSH Levels a blood test?

Also if she is menopausal is it impossible for her to get pregnant?If my girlfriend has gone through menopause is it impossible for her to get pregnant or do we need to use protection or birth control?
Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
no chance of pregnancy if menopausal

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
FSH levels are done in blood.
It's value is confirmatory for menopause.
If there is menopause, then there are no chances of pregnancy.
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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