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What is the definition or description of: primary ovarian insufficiency?

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Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Early failure: Premature ovarian failure is a loss of normal function of your ovaries before age 40. If your ovaries fail, they don't produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or release eggs regularly.

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What is the definition or description of: Ovarian insufficiency?

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Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Spectrum of disorder: "Primary ovarian insufficiency describes a spectrum of declining ovarian functions and reduced fecundity due premature decrease in follicle number, an increase in follicle destruction or poor response to gonadotropins".This abnormal "Hypoestrogenic state" increases risks of vasomotor symptoms, urogenital atrophy, osteoporosis, fractures, cardiovascular diseases and other issues if left untreated
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What are the tests for primary ovarian insufficiency?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Many tests, see REI: Reproductive endocrinology md will confirm poi - pregnancy test, fsh, lh, estradiol, amh, thyroid and prolactin tests, pelvic ultrasound. Test for genetic causes: karyotype looking for turner's syndrome, fragile x premutation testing, fish test for sry (y-chromosome material). Test adrenal antibodies which cause addison's disease. Screen for diabetes, thyroid antibodies, and parathyroid disease.

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