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Premature Ovarian Failure In Children
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
"Menopause" under 40: When ovarian function has temporarily or permanently ceased before the age of 40, that is the definition of premature ovarian failure. Since it may actually be temporary, and not permanent failure, some experts now call it premature ovarian "insufficiency". If you or someone you know has it, be sure to see a board certified re for proper treatment. ...Read more
Rarely: Women with premature ovarian failure usually don't get periods (cycles) but a small percent can regain their ovarian function and their periods. Premature ovarian failures per definition is before the age 40. If you periods stopped and/ or become irregular please see your obgyn. Frequently it is due to hormonal imbalance. Also take a pregnancy test. I hope this helps. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Low: Premature ovarian failure is a very uncommon condition. ...Read more
Yes: You can try. There is certainly no harm in trying as long as the medicine you try is safe and you are monitored. But there is no evidence that any form of therapy works well to reverse the ovarian failure. Treating symptoms is different. ...Read more
Early menopause-like: Loss of normal ovarian function under the age of 40. Usually your ovaries have run out of eggs early or something is keeping them from developing properly and therefore the hormones they usually produce. Can be genetic, related to toxins, immune system problems or unknown causes. Need a thorough workup. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not directly: Ovarian function can be affected secondarily, if lesions appear in the hypothalamic-pituitary pathways, but perhaps the most direct way likely involves many of the meds we use in ms. All are potentially teratogenic, but Aubagio has the only black box in the pdr for pregnancy, and might be the riskiest of all. Do not really have full knowledge of hormonal effects of the newer drugs currently. ...Read more
No: There is a blood test called fsh that can determine if you are in the menopause. Generally levels greater than 25-30 are suggestive of the menopause. Premature ovarian failure (pof) is the cessation of menses before the age of 38; and the most common cause in premature menopause. If you have pof, you should consult your gyn because it can sometimes be associated with other endocrine disorders. ...Read more
What are the signs of premature ovarian failure in teens and young adults? How common is this problem and can it be reversed?
Am 35, have premature ovarian failure, lately had severe sharp pains in right side and now lots white thick discharge, no odour or itch?
I am 30 and have been diagnosed with premature ovarian failure. We want to have a baby but can not afford expensive procedures. What should we try do?
They're different: Infertility is the inability to achieve a pregnancy within a year or so of having unprotected intercourse. There are many different causes of infertility. Premature ovarian failure (pof) is the temporary or permanent cessation of ovarian function before age 40. Pof can be one of the many causes of infertility. ...Read more
Yes: For woman with premature ovarian failure (pof), we recommend hormone replacement therapy, which includes both estrogen and progesterone. The addition of Progesterone is to regulate menstrual period and prevent uterine cancer. For woman desires for pregnancy, we may be able to reduce her fsh level and induce ovulation in some patients. ...Read more