Acute endocrine presentations in general practice

A case of early menopause

Vivienne Miller



A 43-year-old woman is taking the oral contraceptive pill but wants to know whether she has had an early menopause.

Article Extract

Jane is a 43-year-old woman who comes to see you for the first time. She requests a repeat script for a low-dose oral contraceptive pill (OCP). She tells you she has had an early menopause so she is not taking it for contraception. She wants to know more about whether this was the correct diagnosis.