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Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Causes

The condition is cuased by few or unresponsive follicles in the ovaries or the improper response of the follicles. The depletion of follicle results from chromosomal defects or toxins. Follicles with improper responses are caused by autoimmune diseases that may be due to virus exposure.

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Definition

Primary ovarian insufficiency also referred to as premature ovarian failure, is the abnormal functioning of the ovaries before a woman turns 40 years old, in which the ovaries fail to produce estrogen in normal amounts that may lead to infertility and other problems.

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Diagnosis

The doctor asks about the signs and symptoms as well as the medical history of the patient. Often, the patient undergoes a pelvic examination and other physical exams. Blood tests such as pregnancy test, follicle-stimulating hormone tes, luteinizing hormone test, serum estradiol test, and karyotype assist in the doctor's diagnosis of the condition.

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Symptoms and Signs

Estrogen deficiency typical show through irregular or skipped periods, hot flashes or night sweats, vaginal dryness, or irritability or difficulty concentrating. Irregular menstruation periods experienced by some women ma y be erratic, after pregnancy, or after the discontinuation of their birth control pills.

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Treatment

The condition is treated based on a patient's estrogen deficiency such as estrogen therapy.

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