Menopause Test Kit
Menopause Test Kit
Home menopause and peri-menopause urine test kit
The ALLTEST menopause test kit is a quick, accurate easy to use at home test to check for elevated levels of FSH in urine, which is a very good reliable indication of menopause or peri-menopause.
Simple, accurate, and easy to use urine test strip to detect persistently elevated levels of FSH associated with reduced fertility, perimenopause, early menopause and menopause.
Key features of the Menopause test
- Urine test.
- Over 99% accurate.
- CE marked test kit.
- Simple female fertility test to detect persistently elevated levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone ( FSH for short) which is an indicator of menopause or perimenopause.
- Simple to use urine dipstick FSH test strips.
- Quick results in minutes.
- Each urine test strip is individually wrapped in foil for a long shelf life.
- Full instructions are included to perform the test for menopause at home.
- The detection level of the test strips is 25mIU FSH.
How to use and interpret the results of the home menopause test
- A positive result is indicated by 2 or more consecutive positive urine FSH test results over a 7-day interval.
- FSH is normally elevated prior to ovulation but if this level stays persistently elevated this can be a sign of menopause or peri-menopause and reduced fertility
- Perform 1 test at any time of day and repeat 7 days later.
- The test strips measure FSH in the urine and are able to tell you whether the level is normal or elevated.
- There are several possible causes of a persistently elevated FSH, but the main one would be menopause or perimenopause.
- FSH levels can also be persistently elevated in PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and ovarian failure so it is a good screening test for this to.
- After menopause, FSH remains high for the remainder of life and therefore these tests will be positive in all post-menopausal women.
- If you are under 45 years old and obtain a persistently elevated FSH level as described above you should seek medical advice, especially if you are trying to conceive.
What is a menopause test kit and do they work?
Home menopause test kits are designed to measure hormone levels, typically follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in a woman's urine. These FSH tests can provide an indication of whether a woman is approaching menopause or has already entered menopause. However, the accuracy and reliability of these at home menopause tests can vary.
Some factors to consider regarding the efficacy of menopause test kits include:
- Timing: Menopause test kits may be more accurate when used during specific stages of a woman's menstrual cycle and at particular times of day. Instructions provided with the kit should be followed carefully for optimal results.
- Interpretation: Interpreting the results correctly is essential. A positive result may indicate elevated FSH levels, which can be indicative of menopause, but it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional for confirmation and interpretation of the results.
- Variability: Hormone levels can fluctuate, so a single test may not always provide a definitive answer. Repeat testing over time may be necessary for a clearer picture. A persistently elevated FSH level in the urine can be an indication of perimenopause or menopause.
- Other health factors: Certain health conditions or medications may affect hormone levels and could potentially impact the accuracy of the menopause test kit results.
- Professional consultation: While menopause test kits can provide information, it's important to consult with your doctor or other healthcare provider for proper evaluation and guidance, especially if you're experiencing symptoms associated with menopause or considering treatment options such as HRT, or if you are actively trying to conceive.
In summary, menopause test kits can offer insights into your hormone levels and menopausal status, but their accuracy and reliability can vary. It's essential to follow the instructions provided with the home menopause test kit carefully, and to interpret the results accurately. If the Menopause tests are positive it is advisable to consult with a doctor for guidance and further evaluation, and to discuss your options. This is particularly important if you are trying to conceive.
What is menopause?
Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman's reproductive years. It typically occurs in the late 40s to early 50s, although the timing can vary widely among individuals, with some women experiencing it much earlier than this. Menopause is diagnosed when a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months.
During menopause, hormonal changes, particularly a decrease in oestrogen and progesterone production by the ovaries, can lead to various symptoms. Not all women will experience the same symptoms, and their severity can vary.
What is perimenopause?
Perimenopause is the transitional phase leading up to menopause, marking the period of time when a woman's body begins to undergo hormonal changes that eventually culminate in the cessation of menstrual periods and the onset of menopause. Perimenopause typically starts several years before menopause, although the exact duration can vary among individuals.
During perimenopause, a woman's ovaries gradually produce less oestrogen, leading to irregular menstrual cycles and various symptoms associated with hormonal fluctuations. Perimenopause can last anywhere from a few months to several years, with the average duration being about four years.
Some common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause include:
- Irregular periods: Changes in menstrual cycles, including shorter or longer cycles, heavier or lighter bleeding, or skipped periods, are common during perimenopause, the transitional phase leading up to menopause.
- Hot flushes (also known as hot flashes) and night sweats: Sudden feelings of warmth, often accompanied by flushing of the face and sweating, can occur, particularly during perimenopause and early menopause. Night sweats, which are hot flashes that occur during sleep, can also disrupt sleep patterns, and may be very frequent.
- Vaginal dryness and discomfort: Decreased oestrogen levels can lead to vaginal dryness, itching, and discomfort during sexual intercourse. This can also increase the risk of urinary tract infections. If this is a problem during intercourse using an intimate lubricant such as lubido during for foreplay and intercourse can help with this.
- Sleep disturbances: Changes in hormone levels and night sweats can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to insomnia or difficulty staying asleep.
- Mood changes: Hormonal fluctuations can contribute to mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and depression during menopause.
- Fatigue: Some women experience increased fatigue or a general lack of energy during menopause.
- Changes in libido: Decreased oestrogen levels can affect sexual desire and arousal in some women.
- Changes in skin and hair: Decreased oestrogen levels can lead to changes in skin elasticity, dryness, and thinning hair.
- Memory and concentration issues: Some women may experience cognitive changes, including memory lapses, difficulty concentrating, or "brain fog."
- Bone density loss: Decreased oestrogen levels can increase the risk of osteoporosis, a condition characterised by weak and brittle bones.