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A 39-year-old female asked:

Am i totally in menopause or premature ovarian failure? my doctor did a blood test and my results were: fsh=106.6 and estrogen: 20. i am 39 years old.

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Prematue menopause: An fsh that high performed on cycle day 2 or 3 suggests ovarian failure. Since the average age of menopause is around 42, i would suggest repeating the test again at the correct cycle day. If a high value is repeated it confirms the conclusion.
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Dr. Mazin Abdullah
Fertility Medicine 17 years experience
Average age is 52 not 42, probably a typo. Just for accuracy.
May 7, 2013
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Sounds like POI: It sounds like primary ovarian insufficiency or poi if your fsh level is that high at 39. This is not the same as natural menopause in your early 50's. Agree with dr s. That you need another fsh, lh and Estradiol test for confirmation - ideally on day 2 or 3 of your cycle if you're still having periods. You should be seeing a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist even if not ttc.
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