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A 34-year-old member asked:

What do docs. do if premature ovarian failure?

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Dr. Armando E. Hernandez-Rey
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Depends: You have to address pof from two vantage points. One is the general health issues because women with pof are more likely to develop diabetes and thyroid disease as well as other autoimmune disorders. The other issue if the fertility which usually has only one solution which is egg donation. However, women with pof do manage to conceive spontaneously albeit a small percentage.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
POI not POF ...: Primary ovarian insufficiency is a much better term - it's not 'failure' or 'menopause' necessarily. We confirm the diagnosis, look for genetic problems like turner syndrome or fragile x and test for autoimmune adrenal disease - these things may affect your health. Treatment may involve hormonal replacement. 5-10% of women with poi get pregnant on their own, but you may need donor eggs to conceive.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of premature ovarian failure?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Yelian
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
See below: Most symptoms are associated with low estrogen, including irregular period, or no period, mood swing, hot flush, sleeping problem, vaginal dryness, osteoporosis, decreased sexual desires, and infertility.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Whats premature ovarian failure?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
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).
A 50-year-old member asked:

How common is it to have premature ovarian failure?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
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.

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