Premature ovarian failure — also known as primary ovarian insufficiency — refers to a loss of normal function of your ovaries before age 40. If your ovaries fail, they don't produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or release eggs regularly. Infertility is a common result. Signs and symptoms of premature ovarian failure include:
• Irregular or skipped periods (amenorrhea), which may be present for years or may develop after a pregnancy or after stopping birth control pills
• Hot flashes
• Night sweats
• Vaginal dryness
• Irritability or difficulty concentrating
• Decreased sexual desire
HOW IS PREMATURE OVARIAN FAILURE DIAGNOSED?
A Gynecologist diagnoses Premature Ovarian Failure by performing a pregnancy test, Follicle-stimulating hormone test, estradiol test and prolactin test.
HOW IS PREMATURE OVARIAN FAILURE TREATED?
The following treatments are given for premature ovarian failure:
1. Estrogen therapy
2. Calcium and vitamin D supplements
DID YOU KNOW?
Infertility is a common result of Premature Ovarian Failure.