Some of the uncomfortable signs and symptoms of menopause don’t require tests—your age and a description of your discomfort are usually enough for your doctor to make a diagnosis. However, other conditions may call for more tests and analysis.
Who turned up the thermostat?
If you are in your mid-40s to mid-50s and have hot flashes, lab work or other testing is not usually required to confirm a diagnosis. However, it is worth talking with your doctor because treatment options are available to manage hot flashes.