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Premature Menopause

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Premature menopause facts

  • When menopause occurs before the age of 40, it is referred to as premature menopause.
  • One medical causes of premature menopause is known as premature ovarian failure.
  • Other causes of premature menopause include damage to the ovaries by chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments, or surgical removal of the ovaries.
  • The symptoms of premature menopause are those of typical menopause. They can include mood swings, vaginal dryness, cognitive changes, hot flashes, decrease in sex drive, and sleep disturbances.
  • Diagnostic tests can show an elevated level of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and low level of estradiol.
  • There is no treatment that can reverse or prevent premature menopause.
  • Hormone therapy and other treatments are available to help relieve the symptoms of premature menopause.
  • Complications of premature menopause include infertility and an increased risk for osteoporosis.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/26/2013

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