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Definition of Premature menopause

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Premature menopause: Menopause (permanent cessation of menses) occurring before age 40. Premature menopause may be induced by medical or surgical procedures or may due to ovarian failure.

Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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