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If you have started the menopause, or finished it! How old were you at the beginning?
You can get a blood test, I believe. But why do you need to know? Wouldn't it be a good idea not to, and then one day it's happened and you don't need to worry about it any more. (And you still need contraception while you are going through it and for a few years afterwards, I think).
Mellowfruitfulness - I don't "need to know" but I've read so much about it I can't help but wonder. Current coil will see me through to age 53 so I guess I'll wait until then spend NHS money on a blood test
I have been having irregular periods and hot flushes since I was about 44. Am 50 now, but last period was at Christmas, so may or may not be menopausal. I have no other symptoms and have made sure I have had a calcium rich(ish) diet since my 30s, so feel no need to go on HRT (yet?).
Other thing that thrush can sometimes be an indicator of is diabetes - any chance it could have been that she was quizzing you about? But given you'd just had abs then thats a known way to get thrush too so maybe they were just being incredibly thorough...
Sorry just realised you didn't say thrush, have just assumed from what you said, ignore me if it's not applicable!