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

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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