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1

Definition of menopause:

permanent cessation of menses after the cessation of ovarian function

2

FSH level indicating hypoestrogenemia

FSH > 40

3

general hormone levels in menopause

decreased inhibin

increased FSH

decreased estradiol

4

Where does post-menopausal estrogen come from?

aromatization of androgens in the muscle and fat

**obesity --> endometrial cancer

5

Why is endometrial cancer more common in early meopause:

unopposed estrogen -- no more progesterone

6

Does hormone replacement therapy contribute to weight gain:

NO

7

Pathopnemonic for menopause

hot flashes

8

What needs to be ruled out in perimenopausal abnormal uterine bleeding?

Pregnancy