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What are the differences between infertility and premature ovarian failure?

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 more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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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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What are the symptoms of premature ovarian failure?

What are the symptoms of premature ovarian failure?

See below: Most symptoms are associated with low estrogen, including irregular period, or no period, mood swing, hot flush, sleeping problem, vaginal dryness, osteoporosis, decreased sexual desires, and infertility. ...Read more

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What are the symptom differences between endometriosis and a twisting ovary?

What are the symptom differences between endometriosis and a twisting ovary?

Severity: Endometriosis usually causes persistent and progressive pain that develops over time and worsens with time. An ovarian torsion usually presents with sudden and severe pain and is generally a surgical emergency. ...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 are the differences between low-risk and high-risk pregnancies?

What are the differences between low-risk and high-risk pregnancies?

Many things: Mother nature can be tough. Every pregnancy poses risks to mom or baby. The goal of modern obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine is to decrease the chances of big problems occurring. Uncomplicated pregnancies are more common than complicated ones in which mom or baby is at high risk for preterm birth, bleeding, hypertension, diabetes, multiples, birth defects or other threats to their life/health. ...Read more

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Please tell me how dangerous is the condition of bilateral polycystic ovaries with right endometrioma . Size of the cysts are 27mmby27mm?

Please tell me how dangerous is the condition of  bilateral polycystic ovaries with right endometrioma . Size of the cysts are 27mmby27mm?

Not dangerous: The biggest danger with polycystic ovarian syndrome is that often it's accompanied by no period, anovulation, which puts women at increased risk of uterine cancer. In addition, can be associated with increased risk of diabetes. Endometriomas won't hurt your, but can affect fertility. See gynecologist to determine if you need treatment. ...Read more

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What are the differences between dysmenorrhea and endometriosis?

What are the differences between dysmenorrhea and endometriosis?

Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea is pain with menses which could be primary(not due to any particular condition) or secondary to for example endometriosis. Dysmenorrha is a symptom where endometriosis is a disease that has dysmenorrhea as a sumptom. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of ovarian cysts and secondary dysmenorrhea?

What are the long term effects of ovarian cysts and secondary dysmenorrhea?

Age 45 & cysts: It is not uncommon for cycles at this age to be anovulatory and contain ovarian cysts. The cramping however, is usually reserved for women who are ovulatory. If it persists, see a GYN MD. ...Read more

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What are the effects and causes of bilateral polycystic ovaries?

What are the effects and causes of bilateral polycystic ovaries?

PCO: Causes are genetic. The effects commonly see are excessive hair growth (breasts, tummy and chin), excessive weight, infrequent periods and infertility. ...Read more

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What are the cause of high rang of LH and the cause of polycystic ovarian disease?

What are the cause of high rang of LH and the cause of polycystic ovarian disease?

LH can vary: Depending upon when it was drawn. There is a surge of lh prior to ovulation. Low levels of estrogen can cause higher lh as well. No one knows the cause of polycystic ovarian disease, but it results from Insulin resistance and has a significant genetic component, plus it gets much worse with weight gain. ...Read more

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What are the difference in symptoms between endometriosis and fibroids?

What are the difference in symptoms between endometriosis and fibroids?

Complicated: This is a complicated question to answer, but I'll give you some ideas. Fibroids are muscle tumors (benign) and when they are small, so long as they are not invading the lining of the uterus, typically don't cause any symptoms. As they grow they cause pain and pressure. If they invade the lining (even a little) they can cause bleeding abnormalities. Endo causes pain, cramping, irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between spermatocele and other cysts?

What is the relationship between spermatocele and other cysts?

Spermatocele: Spermatocele and other "cysts" are usually fluid containing spherical structures. A spermatocele is located within the epididymis. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What would be the exact difference between polycystic cysts and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Very different : Polycystic ovaries refer to the presence of many small follicles (incorrectly referred to as cysts) on the ovaries. Pcos is syndrome where there is a problem with ovulation and with too much male hormone in women. Most but not all women with pcos have pco like ovaries. ...Read more

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Differentiate the composition of blood between men and women? What are its implications to their traits(actions, appearance,tendencies, ect.)

Differentiate the composition of blood between men and women?
What are its implications to their traits(actions, appearance,tendencies, ect.)

Blood differences: Circulating levels of sex hormones are different. White blood cells, like all cells, have either an X or a Y chromosome. There may be subtle differences in leukocyte function as a result, but their fundamental functions are the same. Everything else is exactly the same. If it weren't, treating men and women with serious illnesses would be even more complex than it is. ...Read more

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What are the chances of fertility with polycystic ovary syndrome when there is 14+ cysts on each ovary?

What are the chances of fertility with polycystic ovary syndrome when there is 14+ cysts on each ovary?

Good: If PCOS is your only fertility problem, then chances of pregnancy are excellent. I'm assuming your stated age of 20 is correct (?), if not I suggest correcting that to get more accurate answers. ...Read more

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What are the chances of conceiving naturally for someone with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What are the chances of conceiving naturally for someone with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Conceiving: That is hard to be sure that all is currently OK. Please spend whatever ever time is necessary with your Obstetrician to decide what could or should be done. In my experience I have never encountered an Obstetrician who is not excellent. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart failure in women?

What are symptoms of heart failure in women?

Several symptoms: The most common symptoms are fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath with exertion, shortness of breath at night, need to use more pillows to sleep, swelling in the abdomen or legs, weight gain due to fluid buildup. If you experience any of these symptoms, see a cardiologist right away. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of endometriosis, pcos, and tumors in young women?

What are the symptoms of endometriosis, pcos, and tumors in young women?

Various symptoms: Endometriosis may cause pain with periods, sex, bowel movements, and with ovulation. Pcos usually manifests as irregular cycles and impaired fertility. Tumors may present with mass effects, pain, pressure, bloating, or may be completely asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What is the difference between congenital and congestive heart failure?

What is the difference between congenital and congestive heart failure?

Present at birth: Congenital heart problems are anatomic problems with the heart that are there from birth. Congestive heart failure is a condition where the heart is overloaded with fluids and is unable to efficiently pump. Some people have excessive swelling in their legs and fluid in their lungs, leading to shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


Dr. Scott Roseff
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Premature Ovarian Failure (Definition)

A condition in which a female stops producing eggs before ...Read more