ovarian failure


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ovarian failure

Cessation of normal ovarian function, the ability to produce fertilizable eggs when stimulated by gonadotropins.
See also: failure
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Occult ovarian failure: a syndrome of infertility, regular menses, and elevated follicle-stimulating hormone concentrations.
Turner syndrome, caused by a deletion of one X chromosome, throws a unique curve into the game--very early ovarian failure. Those with a complete deletion (45,X) begin losing their primordial ovarian follicles even before birth.
Molecular definition of Xq common-deleted region in patients affected by premature ovarian failure. Hum Genet.
In conclusion, PRLTS is clinically diagnosed with the presence of primary ovarian failure in association with SNHL, and sometimes, with neuromuscular involvement.
In humans, premature ovarian failure (POF) is defined as a primary ovarian defect or arrested folliculogenesis/premature depletion of ovarian follicles before the age of 40 years.
Although the survival rates are increasing, these patients are facing fertility issues due to treatment induced ovarian failure.
Premature ovarian failure is characterized by amenorrhea, hypoestrogenism, and increased gonadotropin levels occurring before 40 years of age (14).
These symptoms can point to early menopause, a low egg count, diminished ovarian reserve or premature ovarian failure.
Ovarian dysfunction is common in premenopausal women receiving chemotherapy, and approximately 30% of women aged less than 35 years and 50% of women aged between 35 and 40 years tend to experience menstrual function cessation after chemotherapy, leading to premature ovarian failure (POF) or menopause.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is the most common disease accompanying premature ovarian failure in adult women.
While not needed for women undergoing a natural menopause at age 51, it will be very helpful for women at risk of early ovarian failure, such as following chemotherapy for cancer or genetic or endocrine reasons.