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What Are The Differences Between Infertility And Premature Ovarian Failure
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I was diagnosed@39 with primary hypoglonadism and secondary pituitary gland failure.After several hormone tests I am only viable for IVF.@36 I was told I have premature ovarian failure.with the primary hypoglonadism have I always been infertile?I have nev
Need more informatio: It seems like you have a lot of issues at play. Maybe you can set up a consult to discuss this further Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more
Would anything be different for a girl who got premature ovarian failure at 15 (without ever having period) than for someone who had had periods?
Confirm diagnosis : If it is truly pof, then no, the treatment (hormone replacement) would be the same. Having said that, it is highly unusual to have pof without ever having had a period. And 15 is incredibly young for pof. Have all other possibilities been explored? Not turners? Not mullerian dysgenesis? Not testicular feminization? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am I totally in menopause or premature ovarian failure? My doctor did a blood test and my results were: fsh=106.6 and estrogen: 20. I am 39 years old.
Prematue menopause: An fsh that high performed on cycle day 2 or 3 suggests ovarian failure. Since the average age of menopause is around 42, i would suggest repeating the test again at the correct cycle day. If a high value is repeated it confirms the conclusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any Age: Some women never enter puberty. Some women enter menopause as a teenager and for some women it happens later on. So it can occur at any age. That's why it is important to be evaluated for irregular or absent periods, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, etc even at a young age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: There are many causes for premature ovarian failure. Chemotherapy and radiation and certain medications can damage the ovaries. There are genetic causes such as fragile x and turner's syndrome. In many women, there is no identifiable cause which can be frustrating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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