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

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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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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How common is it to have premature ovarian failure?

How common is it to have premature ovarian failure?

1%: 1 out of 100 women have premature ovarian failure, or shutting down of the ovaries before age 40. Many other women have a very early menopause in their early 40's, which really is not normal, even though that is technically not premature ovarian failure. Some women (5%) can later recover some function of their ovaries. ...Read more

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Can premature ovarian failure disallow you to have kids?

Can premature ovarian failure disallow you to have kids?

Yes: True ovarian failure means the ovaries no longer produce follicle or eggs and that means without donor eggs, pregnancy won't happen. I have seen ovaries start egg production again, especially when chemo or other drugs made them stop prematurely. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovarian disease cause a woman to be overweight?

Can polycystic ovarian disease cause a woman to be overweight?

Yes: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pco) causes the body to respond less well to insulin, so that higher Insulin levels are needed to keep glucose (sugar) under control. These higher Insulin levels can make people feel hungrier than usual so they eat more, and make it easier to gain weight. ...Read more

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What would cause a young women to have low estrogen?

What would cause a young women to have low estrogen?

Premature ovarian: Failure, or a problem in the hypothalamus or pituitary that leads to decreased estrogen stimulation. In some cases, extreme exercise, particularly with weight loss such as seen in an eating disorder, can also cause this. Ingestion of anabolics can do this as well. Less commonly, a prolactin secreting pituitary tumor can do the same thing. Check w/your physician. ...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 could cause a 3-year-old to have seizures and early kidney failure?

What could cause a 3-year-old to have seizures and early kidney failure?

A variety of genetic: disorders, both metabolic & some with dysmorphism, developmental delays & inborn errors of metabolism can cause seizures & renal failure. So can chemical poisonings, acute viral infections with hemolytic-uremic syndrome & overwhelming sepsis, bacterial infections. Pediatric ICU doctors will investigate for all possible causes. ...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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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

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Can more childbirths cause a woman to have a higher chance of ovarian cancer?

Can more childbirths cause a woman to have a higher chance of ovarian cancer?

No: Childbirth does not cause cancer. Actually women who have had full-term pregnancies are statistically at a lower risk for ovarian cancer than women with no kids. ...Read more

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What are the signs of premature ovarian failure in teens and young adults? How common is this problem and can it be reversed?

What are the signs of premature ovarian failure in teens and young adults? How common is this problem and can it be reversed?

Very rare: Premature ovarian failure is possible but not a common diagnosis in a teenager. Polycystic ovarian syndrome and other hormonal problems are much more common causes of primary or secondary amenorrhea. A pediatric endocrinologist can clarify this issue for you. ...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?

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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Can smoking alone cause a heart attack in 41 year old woman. or would you have to have other uncontrolled risk factors?

Can smoking alone cause a heart attack in 41 year old woman. or would you have to have other uncontrolled risk factors?

Probability: It's all a matter of probabilities. A 41 yo woman with BP of 120, cholesterol 200, HDL of 50, BP of 120 who doesn't smoke has 0.7% ten year risk of heart attack. If she smokes, her risk is 2.7%. To calc your own risk, goto: http://my.americanheart.org/professional/StatementsGuidelines/Prevention-Guidelines_UCM_457698_SubHomePage.jsp - Then click on "Launch Web Version". ...Read more

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What can cause a woman to have a high testosterone level?

What can cause a woman to have a high testosterone level?

High testosterone: That is hard for me to answer. Is anyone measuring your testosterone and if so, what are they finding? Please let me know. ...Read more

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Can a woman with congestive heart failure be able to give birth to a child?

Can a woman with congestive heart failure be able to give birth to a child?

Yes but: It's going to be complicated. The reason for the CHF should be fully explored and remedied to the extent possible. If she is not well compensated, her risk and the risk to the baby will be considerably increased. A cardiologist should be consulted to assist the obstetrician through the pregnancy, labor and delivery. ...Read more

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What causes a man to have infertile problem?

What causes a man to have infertile problem?

Multiple: Many are born with abnormalities in sperm production. Some lose production ability with time. Infections can block tubes, vas deferens, that take sperm to the outside. Trauma or surgery can cause problems. Some have hormone problems that affect the sperm production. Drugs such as BP meds or steroids for weight lifting or sports can do it. ...Read more

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What can cause a 20 year old have a sexual dysfunction? Can a vaginal infection cause sexual dysfunction in a female? How can it be treated?

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What can cause a 20 year old have a sexual dysfunction?  Can a vaginal infection cause sexual dysfunction in a female?  How can it be treated?

Stress & anxiety: Many causes of sexual dysfunction in (young) women. Stress, anxiety & relationship rank high on list. Check out http://www.webmd.com/women/guide/sexual-dysfunction-women, http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_An_Overview_of_Sexual_Dysfunction & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/female-sexual-dysfunction/basics/definition/con-20027721 for more information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

Can you tell me if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

Sensitive question: There is an answer to this, but it is a sensitive subject, and should be answered by the patient's personal doctor, not in a public site such as this. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

What happens if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

Complicated: This is a complicated syndrome that can not be discussed in the 400 characters HealthTap docs are allotted. I would make sure the child is followed by a good pediatric endocrinologist. He/she is best to answer the complicated questions regarding a child with androgen insensitivity. ...Read more

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Premature Ovarian Failure (Definition)

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