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What are the symptoms associated with primary ovarian insufficiency?

What are the symptoms associated with primary ovarian insufficiency?

Irregular/ no period: Irregular cycles or no periods, especially in a woman who was regular before, is a common sign. However there are many other causes of irregular cycles that we need to exclude. Hot flashes, vaginal dryness, or mood changes may occur, particularly if the woman's periods are stopped. Some women with primary ovarian insufficiency still have regular periods but see md for difficulty getting pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Ovarian Insufficiency (Definition)

Ovarian insufficiency, also called premature ovarian failure, is a condition like menopause but occurs before the age of 40 and consists of infertility, loss of menstrual periods, hot ...Read more


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What is the treatment for primary ovarian insufficiency?

What is the treatment for primary ovarian insufficiency?

Trying to conceive?: If not trying to conceive: bone density scan, calcium, vitamin d, and hormone replacement with estrogen and progestin. We look for and treat any adrenal insufficiency. If you're trying to conceive, 5-10% of women with poi will get pregnant on their own after diagnosis, but if you truly have poi we don't have good fertility treatments using your own eggs. Egg donation or embryo donation are best. ...Read more

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Is it common for primary ovarian insufficiency to develop postpartum?

Is it common for primary ovarian insufficiency to develop postpartum?

Early menopause: Premature ovarian failure can occur at any age, but it is unusual immediately following pregnancy. Regular menses suggest ovulation and a healthy ovary, but there are many causes of lack of menses after having a baby. Included considerations are breastfeeding, polycystic ovaries (estrogen is produced, but no ovulation), another pregnancy! pituitary failure (sheehan's syndrome) is a rare cause. ...Read more

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What are the tests for primary ovarian insufficiency?

What are the tests for primary ovarian insufficiency?

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. ...Read more

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With primary ovarian insufficiency and not taking hrt, is it possible for a woman to get an occasional period?

With primary ovarian insufficiency and not taking hrt, is it possible for a woman to get an occasional period?

Well: Having uterine bleeding and having a period can be different. If you have had ovarian failure at your age, gone longer than a year without a cycle than you should go see your doc. That would be equivalent to post menopausel bleeding which requires a workup. Adipose tissue creates estrogen as well by converting adrenal hormones; this can cause some growth of the lining and bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong with ovaries or hormone system if I have ovarian insufficiency?

Is there something wrong with ovaries or hormone system if I have ovarian insufficiency?

EARLY menopause: Ovarian failure or 'insufficiency' is a really another name for menopause (which may be premature if <40 yo). Normally the pituitary gland (in the brain) sends 2 hormone messengers FSH & lh to 'tell' the ovary to make estrogen/'female' hormones. When the ovary 'fails' =estrogen levels drop and fsh/lh levels rise confirming ovarian 'insufficiency' . Treatment with 'hormones' is optional. ...Read more

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What is the primary function of the endocrine system?

What is the primary function of the endocrine system?

Controls everything: The endocrine system is composed of "ductless" glands that produce various hormones. Thyroid hormone controls the bodies metabolism, adrenal hormone is involved with stress hormones, pituitary hormones control other hormones of the body including reproductive hormones. Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar. There are thousands of hormones in the body that control various systems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how it affects female endocrine system leading to different behavioural consequences?

Can you tell me how it affects female endocrine system leading to different behavioural consequences?

The elusive "it": Hi. Did you forget to include a vital piece of information??? What the heck is "it"??? Read your question...does it make sense to YOU? No? It doesn't to us either. Give the pertinent information, and maybe we can help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can the nervous system help the endocrine system?

Can somebody tell me how can the nervous system help the endocrine system?

Nervous system: It would take a lot of time and space to give you a solid answer. I would go to the library or on-line to get the information you need. On-line start with the endocrine system. ...Read more

Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (Definition)

Primary ovarian insufficiency is the early failure of the ovaries to produce eggs. It is sometimes referred ...Read more