Premature Ovarian Failure

Premature ovarian failure is failure of egg production in women under the age of 40. A woman would normally release eggs throughout her lifetime until the age of about 52 when she reaches menopause. Loss is rapid from the age of 35, but for some women this can happen early as a result of genetics or chemotherapy, this is known as premature ovarian failure.

Symptoms: periods have ceased.

Diagnosis: blood tests can detect elevated follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and AMH through testing

Treatment: IVF with donated eggs or embryos.