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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is premature ovarian failure?
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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology
9 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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