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A 39-year-old member asked:

How young can premature ovarian failure occur?

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Any age: It can happen at any age after puberty. It is not common though. And sometimes premature ovarian failure is temporary and the normal function may return.
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Any Age: Some women never enter puberty. Some women enter menopause as a teenager and for some women it happens later on. So it can occur at any age. That's why it is important to be evaluated for irregular or absent periods, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, etc even at a young age.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

How common is it to have premature ovarian failure?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
1%: 1 out of 100 women have premature ovarian failure, or shutting down of the ovaries before age 40. Many other women have a very early menopause in their early 40's, which really is not normal, even though that is technically not premature ovarian failure. Some women (5%) can later recover some function of their ovaries.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can you have a youngun if you have premature ovarian failure?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes!: The best treatment for having a "youngun" after a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure is by undergoing in-vitro fertilization (ivf) using an egg donor. In our program (here in florida), the odds of success with this would be over 75%!
Dr. Mazin Abdullah
Fertility Medicine 15 years experience
I agree, even though pregnancy can occur occasionally with POF, Donor eggs is the best choice. Do talk with your physician about your odds of getting pregnant with your own eggs.
May 7, 2013
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is premature ovarian failure irreversible?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Possibly: A percentage of women with premature ovarian failure see a reversal of it. It's not predictable who may or may not see a reversal.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are tests for premature ovarian failure?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
FSH: Follicle stimulating hormone blood test elevation in the absence of other causes.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Whats premature ovarian failure?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Menopause": When the ovaries fail in a woman of early reproductive age(16-40) menopause is the result.(absence of menstruation).

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