Ovarian Insufficiency

Secondary Ovarian Insufficiency

Secondary ovarian insufficiency is a condition in which the ovaries stop working and menstrual periods stop before age 40. This can cause fertility problems and symptoms of menopause. In secondary ovarian failure, the ovaries are normal but there is a problem getting hormone signals to them from the brain. Ovarian insufficiency is considered secondary if the hypothalamus and pituitary fail to provide appropriate gonadotropin stimulation.

Some women with secondary ovarian insufficiency sometimes have menstrual periods and may be able to have children.
  • Symptoms
  • Absence of period

    • Absence of period

    or Irregular periods


    Inability to conceive a child


    Sudden hot sensation

    Excessively dry vagina

    or Pain during sexual intercourse

    Easily get bone fractures

    Low blood pressure

    or Skin hyperpigmentation

  • Risk factors
  • Pituitary adenoma

    Neurogenic or psychiatric conditions

    or Drug or substance abuse


  • Treatment
  • Medical treatment of patients with primary ovarian insufficiency should address the following aspects: 1-Ovarian hormone replacement. 2-Restoration of fertility. 3-Psychological well-being of the patient.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Ovarian Insufficiency, then a visit to an obstetrician-gynecologist is recommended.

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