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Premature ovarian failure
Estrogen therapy is often successful in both treating the menopausal symptoms caused by ovarian hypofunction and preventing bone loss, but it will not increase a woman's chances of becoming pregnant. Less than 10% of women with ovarian hypofunction will be able to get pregnant. The chance of successfully getting pregnancy increases to 50% when using a fertilized donor egg (an egg from another woman).
Call your health care provider if you are no longer having monthly periods, have symptoms of early menopause, or if you are having difficulty becoming pregnant.
Speroff L, Fritz MA. Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology & Infertility, 7th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2004.
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