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A 40-year-old female asked:

i have premature ovarian failure. my fsh level is 13.6 miu/ml, lh 12.5 miu, prolactin 14.53 ng/ml estradiol 449.1 pmol/l. what does this mean please?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Not Sure yet: None of those labs indicate premature ovarian failure. Usually your fsh is very high and amh is very low. It looks like you need a more full evaluation.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Not Ovarian failure: Your lab results indicate that you have ovarian reserve compromise, not premature ovarian failure at this time. It appears that you probably are still ovulating be it not optimally. Have a Progesterone level checked. Your TSH level is slightly elevated, synthroid (thyroxine) may be helpful.
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Looks normal: All the hormone values listed, including estradiol, lh, fsh, look normal. Premature ovarian failure is essentially premature menopause. Lh should be higher, and Estradiol lower. Are you sure of the diagnosis? I presume your periods have stopped. Maybe you should see an endocrinologist or gyn who is expert in this.

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