A 31-year-old member asked:
progesterone and estrogen used for premature ovarian failure?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Yes: Premature ovarian failure, without hormone replacement, is associated with a risk of early bone loss and heart disease. Estrogen and Progesterone replacement is generally recommended to decrease these risks.
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: For woman with premature ovarian failure (pof), we recommend hormone replacement therapy, which includes both estrogen and progesterone. The addition of Progesterone is to regulate menstrual period and prevent uterine cancer. For woman desires for pregnancy, we may be able to reduce her fsh level and induce ovulation in some patients.
Last updated Jun 30, 2014
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