Premature ovarian failure

Overview

In premature ovarian failure, the ovaries don't produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or release eggs regularly. Infertility is common. However, it's possible a woman with this condition could get pregnant.

Symptoms

Symptoms include irregular periods, hot flashes and irritability.

Treatments

Treatment includes hormone therapy and supplements to help prevent osteoporosis.

Last Updated Nov 3, 2017


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