Written by 28 June, 2015 7:24 pm Category Periodic Features, Quiz of the month.

Dr Charu Mittal

Consultant Gynecologist

Q 1. Menopause is said to be “early” when it occurs before the age of

  1. 40 yrs
  2. 45 yrs
  3. 50 yrs
  4. 48yrs

Q2. The cardinal sign of menopause is cessation of menstruation. The  chief underlying cause of  this is:

  1. Depletion of oocytes
  2. Rise in levels of FSH
  3. Rise in androgen levels
  4. Fall in estrogen and progesterone levels

Q3. The main post-menopausal hormone is

  1. Oestradiol
  2. Oestriol
  3. Oestrone
  4. Testosterone

Q4. Caucasians and Afro-Caribbeans suffer more commonly from hot flushes and sweats compared to Japanese and Chinese women

  • True / False

Q5. Menopausal transition can also be associated with a significant reduction in sexuality and libido. This is due to:

  1. Decreased vaginal lubrication causing dyspareunia
  2. Reduction in androgen levels
  3. Both a and b
  4. None of the above

Q6. Atrophic changes due to oestrogen deficiency are the result of a rapid loss of

  1. Fats
  2. Collagen
  3. Minerals
  4. Vitamins

Q7. Post-menopausal complaints of dysuria, urgency and frequency are commonly termed as the ————————- syndrome

  1. Irritable bladder
  2. Vaginal
  3. Urethral
  4. Ureteral

Q8. The gold standard for measurement of osteoporosis risk is

  1. Ultrasound screening
  2. Peripheral X-ray screening of proximal phalanx, calcaneum
  3. DEXA (Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry) measurement of lumbar spine and hip

Q9. The current role of HRT is limited to

  1. Short term relief of menopausal symptoms
  2. Primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease
  3. Long term prevention of osteoporosis

Q10. The following drugs are useful for prevention and management of post-menopausal osteoporosis except

  1. Alendronate
  2. Raloxifene
  3. Teriparatide (Parathyroid hormone)
  4. Gabapentin

Answers: 1. b, 2. a, 3. c, 4. true, 5. c, 6. b, 7. c, 8. c, 9. a, 10. d.