Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Menopause


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About underlying conditions: With a diagnosis of Menopause, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Menopause. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Menopause. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis

Menopause as a complication: Other conditions that might have Menopause as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Menopause as a complication includes:

Menopause as a symptom: Conditions listing Menopause as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions:

Underlying conditions discussion: If you have your ovaries removed or undergo some cancer treatments, you may experience rapid onset of menopause, and may need special management of your symptoms. Menopause starts when the estrogen production falls permanently to very low levels and menstrual periods stop for good. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Menopause: NWHIC

Last revision: June 3, 2003

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