Do you need birth control for premature ovarian failure?

No. I recommend to most women that they be on hormonal supplementation. Some women choose birth control pills. Most women choose a lower dose of estrogen and progesterone, and many women use a skin patch instead of a pill. Treatment is very individual!
Maybe. Some cases of "premature ovarian failure" are transient and normal ovarian function might return after certain time. In true ovarian failure, birth control is not necessary. However, you will benefit greatly from hormone replacement program.

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Do I get cyckes with premature ovarian failure?

Probably not. You might have a period here and there but you are essentially going through menopause . Read more...
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...

If I have premature ovarian failure, can I still have kids?

Maybe. After ovarian failure, the only real option for conceiving is through ivf with an egg donor. Rarely pregnancies have occurred spontaneously, but the odds are very low. Read more...

What happens if I have premature ovarian failure can I still have kids?

5 to 10% The consensus is that between 5 to 10 percent of women with premature ovarian failure can have children. In vitro fertilization with a donor egg is an option. researchers continue to explore new treatments so definitely see a fertility specialist. Read more...

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

Ovarian Failure. Premature ovarian failure, in layman's terms, is simply premature menopause. The average age of menopuse in usa is approximately 52 years old. Premature menopause usually occurs way much earlier than this, around age 35 or younger. It may be secondary to a chromosomal abnormality, auto-immune disorder, or for the most part, idiopathic. It increases ones risk for osteoporosis, and heart disease. Read more...
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...

Can MS cause premature ovarian failure?

Not directly. Ovarian function can be affected secondarily, if lesions appear in the hypothalamic-pituitary pathways, but perhaps the most direct way likely involves many of the meds we use in ms. All are potentially teratogenic, but Aubagio has the only black box in the pdr for pregnancy, and might be the riskiest of all. Do not really have full knowledge of hormonal effects of the newer drugs currently. Read more...

How do chromosomal irregularities relate to premature ovarian failure?

Depends on age. If the premature ovarian failure is diagnosed before the age of 40, chromosomal abnormality must generally be ruled out. It could be related to ovarian cancer risk. Read more...

Can I get pregnant if I have premature ovarian failure?

Very unlikely. Rarely, people with failure of a gland will spontaneously recover function. Otherwise you would hormonal treatment and an invitro fertilized egg implanted and continued hormonal treatment during the pregnancy. Read more...
Possibly. The exact cause of pof is unknown. Most think that it is an autoimmune problem, whereby somehow the body is shutting down the ovary. However, pregnancies have occurred in pof patients from random spontaneous ovulation. The problem is that the ovary is not picking up the fsh so the levels are increased. Fertility medications work by "bombarding" the ovary with increased fsh. Read more...

Slim chance for premature ovarian failure treatment?

Yes. In general, the odds of conceiving with one's own eggs after a diagnosis of pof are very low. Since it can be associated with other glandular disorders and an increased risk for particular health problems, be sure to see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist on a regular basis. Read more...
It depends. Treatment to have a baby with one's own eggs would give a very slim chance of success. Using an egg donor would give a phenomenal chance of success! Read more...

What is the treatment for premature ovarian failure / menopause symptoms?

POF. The full answer is extremely long and complex. The short answer is: for women not interested in conception hormone-replacement may be started for quality of life and bone preservation, for those seeking conception ivf with donated eggs is often a good (and sometimes only) answer. Read more...