Caption: Post-menopausal
Text: A woman is considered to be postmenopausal when she has not had her period for an entire year. A blood test to measure follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level is another way to help confirm whether a women is post-menopausal. FSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland (located at the base of the brain). FSH levels rise dramatically as your the ovaries begin to shut down.