I'm 51, healthy (have my ovaries - had hysterectomy at 38)and am curious about whether I'm in or out of menopause. I haven't been to the doctor in over a year - need to go - hate going. A little more than a year ago I began experiencing menopausal symptoms - hot flashes - day and night, vaginal dryness, etc. For the past 3 months I've had probably 3 hot flashes - no vaginal dryness or other symptoms that I am aware of. No symptoms in the last 3 weeks. Any ideas?