Menopause and Perimenopause (cont.)
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When to Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you have:
Who to see
The following health professionals can help you manage menopause symptoms and evaluate menstrual period changes:
Exams and Tests
Your age, your history of menstrual periods, your symptoms, and the results of your pelvic exam will tell your doctor whether you are near or at menopause. If possible, bring a calendar or journal of your periods and symptoms.
If you have severe symptoms, if your doctor suspects another medical condition, or if you have a medical condition that makes a diagnosis difficult, your doctor may do one or more of the following blood tests:
If you have had no menstrual periods for 1 year, this is a good time to have a full physical exam, with particular focus on your heart health and risk factors for osteoporosis.
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