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.

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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 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...

Can a home menopause test work for testing for premature ovarian failure?

No. There is a blood test called fsh that can determine if you are in the menopause. Generally levels greater than 25-30 are suggestive of the menopause. Premature ovarian failure (pof) is the cessation of menses before the age of 38; and the most common cause in premature menopause. If you have pof, you should consult your gyn because it can sometimes be associated with other endocrine disorders. Read more...

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...
Sounds like POI. It sounds like primary ovarian insufficiency or poi if your fsh level is that high at 39. This is not the same as natural menopause in your early 50's. Agree with dr s. That you need another fsh, lh and Estradiol test for confirmation - ideally on day 2 or 3 of your cycle if you're still having periods. You should be seeing a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist even if not ttc. Read more...

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...

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...

In premature ovarian failure patients have you seen in increase in there amh levels after hrt? I was told an increase isn't common mine did >0.01-0.3

No. That change is likely just a laboratory range. When test values are at the extreme of any lab tests that variation can occur. Amh should not go up. Depending on the situation, fsh once in a while can change and indicate some transient ovarian function, but that is very unpredictable. Read more...

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...