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Doctor insights on: Premature Ovarian Failure Vs Perimenopausal Bleeding

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Whats premature ovarian failure?

Whats premature ovarian failure?

"Menopause": When the ovaries fail in a woman of early reproductive age(16-40) menopause is the result.(absence of menstruation). ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

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


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Progesterone and estrogen used for premature ovarian failure?

Progesterone and estrogen used for premature ovarian failure?

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

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What is the difference between pcos, low ovarian reserve, premature ovarian faliure?

What is the difference between pcos, low ovarian reserve, premature ovarian faliure?

Good question: They can all happen in the same woman.Pcos is a hormonal/metabolic syndrome that can sometimes cause infertility but the issue is usually low Progesterone levels and poor egg quality due to Insulin resistance. Low ovarian reserve indicates a condition in which the number of eggs left are limited. This usually occurs before premature ovarian failure which is early menopause. ...Read more

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What is premature ovarian failure?

What is premature ovarian failure?

"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

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Treatment for ovarian failure/premature menopause?

Treatment for ovarian failure/premature menopause?

Estrogen replacement: Depending on your symptoms that may be early ovarian failure, tests can be done to see if your estrogen level is low. You can also obtain an amh level to determine if your ovarian reserve is truly low. If you need to take estrogen supplementation, Progesterone will need to be given each cycle as well if you still have a uterus. Your age and any medical issues may determine if you can take estrogen. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for premature ovarian failure / menopause symptoms?

What is the treatment for premature ovarian failure / menopause symptoms?

POF: The full answer is extremely long and complex. The short answer is: for women not interested in conception hormone-replacement may be started for quality of life and bone preservation, for those seeking conception ivf with donated eggs is often a good (and sometimes only) answer. ...Read more

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Is premature ovarian failure irreversible?

Is premature ovarian failure irreversible?

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. ...Read more

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What might cause a thickened uterine lining in a woman with premature ovarian failure vs. One in natural menopause?

What might cause a thickened uterine lining in a woman with premature ovarian failure vs. One in natural menopause?

Estrogen excess: Endometrial thickening is usually due to excess estrogen effect on the uterine lining or infrequent ovulation. A polyp, submucus fibroid or (less commonly) an endometrial cancer can cause an abnormally thickened endometrial lining. ...Read more

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Slim chance for premature ovarian failure treatment?

It depends: Treatment to have a baby with one's own eggs would give a very slim chance of success. Using an egg donor would give a phenomenal chance of success! ...Read more

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Chances for pregnancy after 3x miscarriage. Normal menstruation. Diagnosed as adrenal insufficiency. Having osteopenia.

Chances for pregnancy after 3x miscarriage. Normal menstruation. Diagnosed as adrenal insufficiency. Having osteopenia.

Need work up: It is hard to know from your comments what is going on. Normal cycles (without use of bcp) suggests normal pituitary function and normal estrogen. So why osteopenia at age 32? How was the adrenal insufficiency diagnosed? With an acth stimulation test, hopefully. Do you have a GI or nutritional disorder? Present some of these questions to your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Are hormones be produced after premature ovarian failure?

Are hormones be produced after premature ovarian failure?

Yes: Even when ovarian failure has taken place, the ovaries may still produce small amounts of hormones. We see this in premature ovarian failure as well as natural menopause. ...Read more

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Can MS cause premature ovarian failure?

Can MS cause premature ovarian failure?

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

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Are the regular hormones still produced after premature ovarian failure?

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Are the regular hormones still produced after premature ovarian failure?

Not usually: Ovarian failure from any cause means that normal hormone production does not take place. However, this condition may be transient and normal ovarian function may return unexpectedly in some women. ...Read more

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What is pre ovarian failure?

What is pre ovarian failure?

Ovaries stop workin: At 48 your ovaries can stop producing hormones as the average age of menopause is approx 51 yo, it is often but not always associated with hot flashes, some women will can try herbal meds or you may need hormones and often the vagina needs vaginal estrogen. ...Read more

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U/S shows 7cm hypoechoic mass/endometrioma on ovary, prominent uterus, irregular endocavity, polyps .. history of endometriosis. is hysterectomy next?

U/S shows 7cm hypoechoic mass/endometrioma on ovary, prominent uterus, irregular endocavity, polyps .. history of endometriosis. is hysterectomy next?

Hysterectomy: Your gynecologist must discuss this with you as soon as possible. There are many ways to determine if things are OK or not and the gynecologist will help you. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts-7cm via ultrasound, recent irregular vaginal bleeding and constipation/bloating. Cancer possibly with the bleeding? 39 years old healthy

Ovarian cysts-7cm via ultrasound, recent irregular vaginal bleeding and constipation/bloating. Cancer possibly with the bleeding? 39 years old healthy

You should be seen: Although a 7 cm benign cyst can be found in a 39 yo woman frequently, the constellation of symptoms you have given are ones often seen in advanced ovarian cancer. If you were my sister, I would want you to see your GYN MD very soon. ...Read more

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Possible to have premature ovarian failure?

Possible to have premature ovarian failure?

Yes: Usually you draw an fsh and if it is higher than 25-30 you are in menopause. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more


Dr. Scott Roseff
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Premature Ovarian Failure (Definition)

Premature ovarian failure is a medical condition in which a female stops producing eggs before the age of 35. In other words, affected females begin ...Read more