Menopause screening test is among one of the important tests in woman’s life. During or after menopause, the doctor prescribes this test to every woman to determine the hormonal problems in the body which is the main cause of menopause and to observe the level of the estrogens and FSH (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone) in the body.
Why menopause screening test is necessary?
According to a study of ACOG (The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists), it has been concluded that every woman above the age of 21 needs an annual menopause screening test to observe the balance of the level of estrogens and FSH in the body for a healthy reproductive system.
What should be the time interval for the test?
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concludes that the women aged within 21-65 should undergo this test at an interval of three years. Basically, this test is a combination of the HPV test and the Pap test. The women over 65 years need not to undergo for this test anymore if they have received the negative results for the last 10 years.
The purpose of the test:
Generally, the menopause screening test is the best way to look a woman’s reproductive organ thoroughly and to detect the problems (if any). It is helpful for testing:
i) Uterus (the womb)
ii) Cervix (the opening from vagina to uterus)
iii) Vagina (a muscular canal extending from cervix to labia)
iv) Ovaries (the glands which produce eggs)
v) Fallopian Tubes (the tube which carries eggs to the womb)
vi) Rectum (chamber connection between colon and anus)
vii) Bladder (the sac which holds urine)
Why the menopausal women must undergo menopause screening test?
Menstruation is natural in women. It will stop at a certain age; but many types of health problems can be emerged after menopause. It has been see that most menopausal women are suffered from different types of cancers. It happened due to the hormonal misbalance.
So, all the menopausal and post menopausal women should undergo this test once a year to observe the level of the hormones and for the detection of the early stage of cancer (if any).
The benefits of menopause screening test:
This test effectively helps the doctor to determine whether the patient has been completed menopause or she is experiencing it. First, the doctor observes the vaginal lining which continues to change according to menstrual period and menopause. As this hormonal misbalance can lead to a number of other problems and diseases, the doctor tests the body of a woman thoroughly to detect them.
Suggested Diagnosis and Tests for Menopause Screening