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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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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?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is premature ovarian failure?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is premature ovarian failure?

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

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Do i get cyckes with premature ovarian failure?

Do i get cyckes with premature ovarian failure?

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

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How young can premature ovarian failure occur?

How young can premature ovarian failure occur?

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 more

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How can you have a youngun if you have premature ovarian failure?

How can you have a youngun if you have premature ovarian failure?

Yes!: The best treatment for having a "youngun" after a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure is by undergoing in-vitro fertilization (ivf) using an egg donor. In our program (here in florida), the odds of success with this would be over 75%! ...Read more

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What can cause a young woman to have premature ovarian failure?

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 more

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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


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more