SELFCHECK MENOPAUSE TEST
A test that can identify whether you're going through menopause.
Menopause is a natural stage of life and usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. It's caused by declining oestrogen levels, and results in women no longer having periods and no longer being able to get pregnant naturally. Symptoms of menopause include hot flushes, vaginal dryness, difficulty sleeping, low mood and night sweats.
The SELFCheck menopause test is ideal for those who suspect they may be experiencing menopause and would like confirmation in the comfort of their own home. This reliable test detects levels of follicle-stimulate hormone (FSH) in your body. FSH causes your ovaries to produce oestrogen. Levels of FSH are higher in women experiencing menopause as the ovaries fight against the lessening levels of oestrogen. The SELFCheck menopause test requires a simple urine sample with results available in under 10 minutes, which can be carried out in the privacy of your own home.
Features of SELFCheck menopause test
- Provides a reliable estimate
- Contains all you need to complete 2 tests in successive weeks to confirm a positive result
- A visible result within 10 minutes
- Easy to follow instructions included
- A simple strip test
- 2x Test strips in sealed foil packs
- 1 x Instructions manual
How to use
- The test requires a fresh urine sample - for best results, test should be carried out first thing in the morning.
How to read your results.
If 2 purple lines appear and either the bottom line is substantially darker than the top line or both lines are the same shade then your result is positive!
• Repeat the test exactly a week later and if you have the same result as the previous week you have reached post menopause.
If 2 purple lines appear and the bottom line is substantially lighter than the top line or you only have 1 line appear then your result is negative!.
You do not need to repeat the test as you have not reached post-menopause.
If no purple lines appear the test is invalid, and you should refer to the instructions for details. What are the next steps I should take if my results are positive?
Speak to your doctor who will be able to confirm which stage of menopause you are at. The doctor will also be able to advise you on how best to manage the symptoms.