How will I know when I am postmenopausal?
A woman is "postmenopausal" when she hasn't had her period for a year. Having your doctor measure your follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level can help confirm if you are postmenopausal. FSH is a hormone made by the pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain. Your FSH levels will dramatically rise as your ovaries begin to shut down. A blood test can check these levels.
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