Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (Premature Ovarian Failure)

 

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Primary ovarian insufficiency used to be called premature ovarian failure. It’s a condition that affects a woman well before she should reach menopause. A healthy woman’s ovaries produce estrogen. Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), also known as premature ovarian failure, happens when a woman’s ovaries stop working normally before she is 40. Many women naturally experience reduced fertility when they are about 40 years old.

They may start getting irregular menstrual periods as they transition to menopause. Premature ovarian failure (POF) is when you stop ovulating regularly before age 40. It’s also known as primary or premature ovarian insufficiency. If you have POF, you ovulate less and less frequently, and your periods become irregular. This can go on for months or even years before your ovaries stop releasing eggs altogether.

Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), also called premature ovarian failure, occurs when the ovaries have a decrease in estrogen production and ovulation before a woman turns 40. The most common sign of POI are irregular or missed menstrual periods. Periods may occur off and on, or may start again many years after POI is diagnosed.

Premature ovarian failure (POF) is the loss of function of the ovaries before age 40. A commonly cited triad for the diagnosis is amenorrhea, hypergonadotropism, and hypoestrogenism. If it has a genetic cause, it may be called gonadal dysgenesis.

The term “primary ovarian insufficiency” was first used in 1942 by Fuller Albrightwho first described the condition. About 5 to 10% of women with primary ovarian insufficiency conceive subsequent. Primary ovarian insufficiency: an overview. Primary (or premature) ovarian insufficiency * is a clinical syndrome defined by the loss of ovarian function before the age of 40 years. 1 It is characterised by menstrual irregularities (infrequent menstrual cycles or amenorrhoea) with elevated FSH and LH levels and low oestradiol levels.

1 Approximately one. 46,XX primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is defined as the development of primary hypogonadism before the age of 40 years in women who have a normal karyotype. The presenting symptoms are similar to those of menopause. The condition was previously referred to as “premature menopause” and “premature ovarian failure.”.

Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a condition in which the ovaries stop functioning normally in women who are younger than 40 years. Primary ovarian insufficiency is one of the main causes of female infertility owing to an abnormal ovarian reserve. Its relevance has increased in more recent years due to the fact that age of motherhood is being delayed in developed countries, with the risk of having either primary ovarian insufficiency or less chances of pregnancy when women consider the option of.

Fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI) is a condition that affects women and is characterized by reduced function of the ovaries.The ovaries are the female reproductive organs in which egg cells are produced. As a form of primary ovarian insufficiency, FXPOI can cause irregular menstrual cycles, early menopause, an inability to.

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Premature menopause or ovarian insufficiency has been arbitrarily defined as the cessation of menses before 40 years of age.336 The cause or genetic basis of premature ovarian insufficiency is not well understood.

“Williams Textbook of Endocrinology E-Book” by Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, Henry M. Kronenberg
from Williams Textbook of Endocrinology E-Book
by Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Premature ovarian insufficiency Ovarian failure by definition is the cessation of periods accompanied by a raised gonadotrophin level prior to the age of 40 years [23].

“Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology” by Keith Edmonds, Christoph Lees, Tom Bourne
from Dewhurst’s Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
by Keith Edmonds, Christoph Lees, Tom Bourne
Wiley, 2018

Primary ovarian insufficiency (previously also referred to as premature ovarian failure) and no menstrual periods may also occur because of depletion of ovarian follicles before the age of 40 yr.

“Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2019 E-Book: 5 Books in 1” by Fred F. Ferri
from Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2019 E-Book: 5 Books in 1
by Fred F. Ferri
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Primary ovarian insufficiency is the cessation of menses due to non-iatrogenic ovarian failure before age 40.

“Introduction to Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant” by Jahangir Moini, Casey Chaney
from Introduction to Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant
by Jahangir Moini, Casey Chaney
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2019

Premature ovarian failure (recently also referred to as Premature Ovarian Insufficiency) and no menstrual periods may also occur because of depletion of ovarian follicles before the age of 40 yr.

“Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2013,5 Books in 1, Expert Consult Online and Print,1: Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2013” by Fred F. Ferri
from Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2013,5 Books in 1, Expert Consult Online and Print,1: Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2013
by Fred F. Ferri
Elsevier Health Sciences Division, 2012

Diagnosis—Once pregnancy and other uterine causes have been excluded, all of the remaining causes of amenorrhea are associated with anovulation due to hypothalamic, pituitary, or ovarian disease.

“Textbook of Pathology” by V. Krishna
from Textbook of Pathology
by V. Krishna
Orient BlackSwan, 2004

Loss of normal ovarian function before the age of 40, as seen in approximately 1% of women, is considered premature ovarian failure (or premature ovarian insufficiency).

“Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine E-Book” by Robert L. Nussbaum, Roderick R. McInnes, Huntington F Willard
from Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine E-Book
by Robert L. Nussbaum, Roderick R. McInnes, Huntington F Willard
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Ovarian “insufficiency” is suggested to be more appropriate than “failure” in part because ovarian function can wax and wane, and function can resume even after it appears that a woman transitioned into menopause.

“Berek & Novak's Gynecology” by Jonathan S. Berek
from Berek & Novak’s Gynecology
by Jonathan S. Berek
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2019

The result can be acute or temporary ovarian failure, premature ovarian insufficiency (menopause by 40 years), and infertility (Meirow et al., 2010; Stern et al., 2013).

“Routledge International Handbook of Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health” by Jane M. Ussher, Joan C. Chrisler, Janette Perz
from Routledge International Handbook of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
by Jane M. Ussher, Joan C. Chrisler, Janette Perz
Taylor & Francis, 2019

● Early ovarian insufficiency (EOI, previously termed premature ovarian failure): (see Chapter 91) This is characterised by cessation of ovarian function due to depletion of the follicular cohort before the age of 40 years.

“Obstetrics & Gynaecology: An Evidence-based Text for MRCOG, Third Edition” by David M. Luesley, Mark Kilby
from Obstetrics & Gynaecology: An Evidence-based Text for MRCOG, Third Edition
by David M. Luesley, Mark Kilby
CRC Press, 2016

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Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

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  • Great new video! Got a question though; Can POF be induced by severe trauma? I have a friend who told me about her grandma who had a complicated delivery back in the 50s. She spent something like 24 hours trying to give birth and it finally ended in a rather bloody c-section (and we know how good the c-secs were in the 50s…). Apparently, she went into menopause after that event. She was 32. Any idea?

  • Hi! Could you please help by answering a question? I had endometriosis and never missed a period. I had a myomectomy and was botched by the doctor—she took my left tube with no permission. I have not had cramps in four years, and miss my period every few months. All doctors have lied to me and said ovarian failure can not occur from a salpingectomy (tube removal). Two nurses told me the truth…it absolutely can. Is there any hope of reviving my ovaries? I feel that doctor destroyed my life.

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  • Hypothetically if a woman went thru menopause at age 29 due to cancer treatments and was unable to be on harmone therapy due to the high risk of clotting at that time, what Dr. Should she be seeing to check on her heart/bone health. Hypothetically she may have been diagnosed with EDS, POTS, gross Hemorrhagic hematuria, severe GI strictures leading to chronic obstructions as well as broken her first bones in her life post treatment IE leg twice and ankle once. Hypothetically of course.

    Edit: LOVE your content, thank you so much for being a positive voice for women’s reproductive health.

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  • I had a hysterectomy just over one year ago. I’m 32. I have endometriosis and what we believed was adenomyosis. I am SO GLAD my gyno is amazing. I’ve seen him for almost 13 years and he knew immediately what was happening. He took my ovaries/tubes and cervix as well. I also had pcos for as long as I had been menstruating. I’m glad there are doctors like you and glad I have an amazing one!

  • Love this video and how informative it is. This will help people understand what I’m going through. Diagnosed at 18, currently 27. It’s been one heck of a ride but I believe my naturopathic doctor has helped me tremendously!!! Thank you for this!

  • Im 16 and was just diagnosed with early menopause, It’s been really hard finding a lot of information on it so I’m thankful for videos like these:)

  • A few months ago I was having severe mood swings and night sweats. I thought I was starting menopause at 35. I had changed my antihistamine. Taking Claritan caused the nightsweats and mood swings. The mood swings were so bad I had to lock myself in my office for about 6 hours a day so I didn’t scar my fiance for life. As soon as I changed my antihistamine back to Allegra I was back to normal.

  • I was diagnosed with ovarian failure at 22.
    No chromosomal abnormalities.
    No family history of early menopause.
    No mutations. No diseases.
    But I did have a complementary HPV vaccine. ��

  • I have Premature Ovarian Failure and was told only an egg donor could get me pregnant. Did fertility drugs, but my follicles collapsed. After I was told an egg donor was my only option, I decided to take a break. I ended up getting divorced, moving back home, and I got pregnant within 4 years. I have seen numerous doctors, and I learned more watching this video than I ever had with any doctor I’ve seen about it. Half the doctors I’ve seen have only seen a few cases, and don’t know what to do for treatment or where to recommend me to go other than a fertility doctor and all I’ve seen have never talked about a treatment but fertility drugs to get me pregnant. I really wish this was more well known about for those of us who feel lost on what’s happening to our bodies and why this is happening.

  • Great explanation!! I just spoke to a client who has this diagnosis and wanted to get a simple, but well information explanation. This did the trick!!

  • I’ve been noticing in some topics there’s been an improvement regarding the detail in which diagnosis is explained. Would love the same happen with treatments though I understand it has to be difficult to condense in a short and straight-forward video. Thanks for the amazing learning resource:)

  • As someone who was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure at the age of 14, It’s nice to finally know what’s going on because I didn’t understand a single thing my doctor said except for the fact I wasn’t able to have children lol. Thank you so much for this, I’m glad I have a better understanding of it!

  • Great video! Thank you very much! It is clear and concise and follows a cohesive template that makes it easy to digest. Please continue to make content.

  • Last year I was 38 and I was desperately trying to conceive. But I also noticed that I have been so tired and night sweats. So 7 months ago my doctor told me that I will never conceive on my own. And it is all because of the premature menopause! To say I am truly devastated would be an understatement. Of course, I had some doubts and decided to try something to cope with this problem. I know that there are several therapies which can be helpful for me. so I tried to balance my hormones with the help of herbal medicine, acupuncture and reflexology. But nothing changed! My doctor said that we still have a chance for our biological child. He recommended us to use the help the surrogate mother. I was scared at first. But soon I understand that it is the last option for us. So I started to look for the most suitable reproductive clinic. My man insisted on the centers in Eastern Europe. He told me that they are much cheaper. And he was right! We found the Biotexcom clinic in Kiev. I was impressed with their reputation. Hope that after the first consultation I will not change my mind.

  • Thank you very much for making this video and all that you do! I’m disabled, in my 40’s and I have conquered Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia twice (as a kid) with full CNS involvement. And if I may say, I was once a med student so, I’m kind of like a pseudo doctor (but I can’t and will not offer any formal medical advice-everything I say, is just my opinion and NOTHING more). The information I might give, DOES NOT take the place of a licensed health care provider. And I take no liability for those whom may hurt themselves and/others.

    Now then, I apologize for the long intro. It’s just safe for me and others. �� I sincerely love my fellow mankind and still study medicine as a hobby; in order that I may communicate with doctors, exercise my mind and most importantly-that I may help anyone who needs it. And medicine is just plain awesome and fun! �� I’ve learned a lot from your channel and have enjoyed the refreshers too. Please don’t ever stop your good work! ��

    Even myself…I just went through hell with some esophageal varices.
    Also hematological problems (pancytopenia) and NASH (a form of hepatitis that’s usually seen in folks who have drank large amounts of alcohol…and I don’t drink). Suffice to say, I’m not a healthy guy. Thank you again for your YouTube presentations! You guys do a great thing!
    Sincerely,
    Reverend Tim Fey ��

  • A different voice? Got spooked for a moment. Then I realized that I’m hearing a female voice with a British accent which just so happens to be one of my favourite things ever.

  • It’s devastating to read all the comments on how people haven’t been taken seriously by medical professionals.
    I feel for you all and hope you will/have finally get the help you deserve.

    It was similar to me about my adhd-diagnosis.
    I got tested the first time when I was 8, but because the school “didn’t see a problem” I got no diagnosis. My symptoms got worse when I grew older (which is common for girls with adhd but the other way around for boys with adhd), and we reached out again when I was 13. I didn’t have too much problems and we didn’t get past the first meeting.
    We tried again when I was 16, turning 17. By now my everyday life was impacted significantly more than ever before and I wanted to get a diagnosis to get to try medication. I didn’t have any problems with my grades in school (as I’m very intelligent and am interested and passionated about school and learning), but the process of doing the assignments and projects was difficult due to my adhd.
    I wrote a very long document on all my symtoms and problems caused by my adhd, which I gave to the medical team. The school “didn’t see any problems” and the medical team didn’t either (they thought my symptoms could come from my anxiety, but anxiety is one of the symptoms of undiagnosed adhd, especially for girls). I got no testing.
    We decided to wait til I turned 18, moved and could meet other doctors/professionals. The wait was long and not fun, especially as I had lost most/all my friends.

    Finally I turned 18 (in 2019) and called the doctors office in my new city. I met a doctor in September/October, who told me I could get put on a waiting list to get tested, but it would take 2-3 years (YEARS!!!).
    I found a private “office” that finished my testing (which thankfully didn’t cost me anything, (*Swedish medical infrastructure)) and gave me my diagnosis before Christmas 2019. I started medication in March 2020.

    It took me 10 years of trying, to get my adhd-diagnosis.
    The average for women with adhd is 9 years, from first seeking help to getting the diagnosis.
    THAT is not okay.
    (I live in Sweden and I don’t know if these statistics are from Sweden or from around the world. But still.)

  • i just went a little under 6 years without a period. and it just randomly came back two months ago and i’ve had two normal periods. probably should’ve gone to an OBGYN but never did. hate that place.

  • Can women with POI experience orgasm? Im sorry if its an embarassing question but i need it for my adult romance novel:’D
    I read some article online but they are way too complicated and my english isnt that good

  • being dismissed based on the colour of your skin is disgusting. and I have to add to it, finding a good doctors to take care of you is one of the biggest blessings. there are loads of doctors who are being dismissive towards their patients and then people don’t feel comfortable mentioning details about their health. the bond based on trust between doctor and patient is one of the most important things. in my case my gynecologist didn’t like the amount of fluid around my ovaries as she was not sure if it was just my ovulation being overly strong or something else, she sent me to another doctor to get a second opinion and he was just so rude, so dismissive towards me, he told me it is nothing if it doesn’t hurt (and yes my ovulation hurts, feels like mild period cramps). I felt so bad after that visit, like a piece of meat that he just had to examine and send me on my way. you don’t need to be overly friendly, but polite would do. I believe loads of medics are on their high horse and very dismissive towards patients.

  • Turned 28 in July and October will be my second year with no period makes me so sad cause I’m married and I want kids and I can’t even afford getting help

  • This happened to me and my dr told me it was impossible for me to have hormone issue at 23, a year later I still didn’t have a period. Meanwhile I went and saw another dr.

  • I knew a lady that started menopause when she turned 18. She didn’t get married until she was in her mid to late 30s because most of the men she dated, she found out pretty quickly that they wanted kids and didn’t want to be with her because of that. Thanks for explaining what happened, MDJ!

  • Megan Bowen Just put a video out about her situation, and it’s similar to this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqpxUDHveA8&ab_channel=MeganBowen

  • Thanks for mentioning about Turners Syndrome. Great to hear a youtuber and doctor raising awarness about Turners. Especially how you highlighted about cardiac issues.

  • Hey guys! Share the link to this video with As/Is! If we comment enough or message them on Facebook, chances are they will see it! ��

  • Your specialty is difficult to pronounce OBGYN rather you could say Gynecologist (not much of a difference), but saying or hearing OBGYN is difficult there is no vowel in it lol ��

  • My mother has gone through the same thing. All of her OBGYNs never believe her. It’s very sad to see my mother go through this. It stared when my brother was born and my mom was only 27.

  • Not an OB/GYN story exactly but a story of doctors ignoring me and there are some hormones involved
    I’ve had nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea all ranging from mild to severe since I was like 12-13. I’m a trans guy, and it actually started when I got a birth control shot to stop my periods. We thought it was essentially morning sickness (since the shot was one of those that tricks your body into thinking it’s pregnant). Except it’s never stopped. It got to where it is now once the shot wore off though (before then I was bedbound, could hardly eat or drink. I basically lived off broth and crackers, and not much of them. I was also on heavy nausea medication for the whole time which wasn’t even enough to stop me feeling sick, although it helped significantly)

    Every time I’ve gone to a doctor, it’s been that I’m too young for problems. And once we finally convince them that it’s serious, they always just say I’m too stressed… Then don’t treat the stress in any way
    The only medicines I’ve been given for it have been PPIs to stop high stomach acid. They always make me worse but no one believes me. I have all the symptoms and many risk factors for LOW stomach acid (after so many years of ignored suffering I’ve learned a lot on my own) but no one will even TEST for that. My growth was literally stunted from this and I’m stick thin. Even right now I’m curled up in bed, nauseous, in pain, and frustrated beyond belief…
    I respect doctors for what they do, ESPECIALLY during this pandemic. But I wish they’d actually LISTEN to their patients. Regardless of race, gender, age, etc. For me it’s just age (since my adolescence being robbed from me was totally ignored) and gender at least… I’m lucky I’m white…

  • I had a period every month until the age of 35, they stopped and haven’t had one since. My doctor took my hormone levels and said I was already in menopause. I think my FSH was over 40. The only symptom I had was hot flashes. I did not take any HRT as I do not believe in them. I am now 60, and doing great. I think it might be genetic.

  • Yea I lost my period for about 16 months and it’s because my pituitary gland stopped working, not menopause thankfully. 3 months with my cycle back thankfully

  • This happened to my aunt after she had my cousin. She was only in her early 30s and wanted more children. Heart breaking diagnosis ��

  • So was MDJ able to find her and help her out??? I know she can’t give out much information but I want to at least know that she’s gotten the help she deserves

  • I had normal hormone levels during my last blood work, but have gotten positive ovulation tests everyday for a year and have no period for months.
    So far no diagnosis.

  • I know there’s a lot of systemic racism, but there’s been research showing that women in general regardless of color are often dismissed for presenting with pain as compared to men. It’s a huge gender bias. Also young people with chest pain are often dismissed because cardiac issues are not as common among younger people. But I was a registrar and…not clinical…and caught a 35 year old having a heart attack. The male nurse at the time was dismissing as anxiety after asking her age, but I insisted. I’m so glad I did and we both learned something. Because of that incident and a few others registrars had brought forward because we were recognizing emergent conditions when patients would sometimes be waiting hours without eval, a triage process was implemented. Can you imagine a non clinical person being responsible for recognizing stroke, heart attack, overdose, lacerated arteries and determining who needs to be seen? Those were just the ones I caught. I mean registrars are still important to recognize those things, but there’s not as much lag time to see an RN to evaluate patients in many urgent care and ER centers before a patient can see a doctor. I’m so glad that the medical field is evolving to provide better evaluative patient care. I have personally had better care in the last few years as a patient than how things used to be

  • Do you accept Medicaid, Dr. Jones? The problem many people have is the “wallet biopsy”. If you have no insurance or government provided insurance many times you are dismissed regardless of your race but it is certainly worse for some racial groups than others. It’s cheaper that way, too. I’m white and am on Medicaid. I saw several doctors and had the same complaints but it took doctors 7 years(!) to identify I needed to have my gal bladder removed. It was so swollen it was pressing on my liver. My surgeon was stunned it took doctors 7 years to identify the problem. Mind you, I was down to 84 lbs at this point and kept being told I had acid-reflux despite none of the medications prescribed over those 7 years helping any of my symptoms. It’s cheaper to dismiss a patient and hand them a prescription than to run those tests, Doc, and that’s just the sad fact of our current medical system. If they dismiss you enough you won’t come back and they won’t have to pay to treat you.

  • This is insane. I’m a Black woman that was recently diagnosed with POI and my doctors caught it quickly. Diagnosed sometime in May and already in fertility treatment cycle 1.

  • As someone who has been through pre-mature ovarian failure, I noticed that my decreased desire to have a baby coincided with my hormone level dropping.

  • I have been diagnosed with Early Menopause (POI) and it took me 10 years to get diagnosed. I started at age 16. I would tell doctors my mom would tell doctors and multiple doctors said it was normal. I moved to a new area and finally a doctor took it seriously and 10 years in I was diagnosed and found out the next step was some genetic testing and found how i have turners syndrome. i understand this ladies struggle. I love mdj how she understands. I encourage women if you are struggling this please ask for blood test FSH bloodwork is simple and can be helpful.

  • I’ve been experiencing chronic pain in my hips for a year and a half now and recently (4 months) started experiencing shoulder pain as well. I’ve been procrastinating when it comes to going to a doctor because I am an overweight female. With the hip pain, most doctors would just push it off as me being overweight. Which I am working on trying to lose weight. I recently started seeing a new primary and so far my experience with her has been good. She didn’t immediately blow of my hip pain and sent me the get an x-ray of my hip and MRI of my shoulder. Ends up I have bursitis in my shoulder but now she’s sending me to an orthopedic specialist for my should and hip and is sending me to get an MRI because the x-ray showed nothing wrong with the bones in my hip. She did have a discussion with me about my weight but that came at the very end which was very appreciated.

  • This poor woman it frustrates me anyone would not care as a medical physician properly because of skin color this is BS we are all women and human this woman should have sued them

  • Went to my doctor a few months ago to figure out why my period stopped (I was going on 9 months without any bleeding). She told me “Do you want to get pregnant?”
    I said no, not right now. We’re not ready yet, but we will probably start trying in a few years and that’s why I want to figure out now if something’s wrong.
    But she looked at me and said “So what’s the problem then?”
    When I tried to talk to her about early menopause, she looked at me like I was a complete idiot. She then proceeded to try and convince me out of nowhere that I was depressed. Is it normal that I had to refuse a prescription for antidepressants several times before she got the hint? And people wonder why there are so many addicts?
    I am not depressed, lady. I just want to figure out what is wrong with me so I can do something while I still have time, like freeze my egg or something.

  • All of these stories people have really break my heart. I’ve been super lucky, having a good doctor that all the women in my family have had in the past, and getting an amazing therapist on my first try. But I feel like everyone has at least one story of a doctor that didn’t listen, like a psychiatrist I once had. It’s a problem in this field that’s really underestimated and overlooked.

  • Can you please do a video on being on and what type of process some can go through getting off the depo shot in a better way explained for some of us pretty please

  • Thank you for this! Because of this video I’ve convinced my mother to talk to her doc about hormone replacement therapy. She started menopause around 35 and has never been on it (she’s 41 now). She thought the only benefits were reduced symptoms but after I told her about the importance for her bone density she’s made an appointment. I love my momma dearly and want her to be around for a long time

  • Dr Jones, I am at my wits end. Diagnosed with poi at 35 now getting menopause symptoms at 37 and having 3 to 4 month breaks with no period, but am cycling still occasionally. I have been to several Drs and they are not experienced or educated in this area. Can you please refer me of one in my area if you are able. NJ

  • I started peri-menopause at 34. I didn’t get a period for 2 months. Took 2-4 pg tests all negative. Made an appt then i got my pd the day of the appt lol. Then i had it for two months! It was very very light but it was there. Then it went back to normal. Note: i had a 2-1/2 yr old at that time, my first child. From what i remember (because it was 16 years ago) my pd was normal for years after that. At 38 i started hot flashes. I think by then my pd was abnormal. I would skip months now and then. I read certain emotional incidents can trigger hot flashes. I had to put my cat down and that’s when they started. As each year passed my pd’s got further and further apart. Every 2 months, every 3 months, 4 months, 6 months. FF to age 43-44 and i had my last period. I’ll be 50 in two months.
    My mother also went through it early as well. About the same age.
    So far my three sisters are on a normal schedule.
    I kinda feel lucky. Lol.

  • I have the same issue but I’m on hormone therapy it sucks knowing I can’t have kids any more but at least I have two that I wasn’t supposed to have

  • I think the subject of protection offered by estrogen could be an interesting subject to discuss in a video? Like the science behind it.
    I’m curious as to why men don’t have the issues that come with estrogen deficiency since they never had estrogen in the first place?

  • Hey. Watched your recent, Answers Your Questions (Aug/3/2020), video talking about this woman and (Update!) now you’re in contact with her. So Here I am?

    But here’s the reason I’m writing this comment; you mention Fragile-X Syndrome (FXS) being something that can be related to early Menopause. I know you did specifically say Carrier… I’m not going to assume you to be my internet doctorby me saying any of this. You’ve just peaked my interest in the subject.

    I am a adult female that has FXS (Mother is the Carrier), and I remember a LONG time ago when I was young looking up information about FXS, and I haven’t read anything recent about it. But I remember trying to find information about the link between FXS and Early Menopause. Basically feeling like I learned nothing, and I’m still deeply lost about it really. Other than I’ve lived with horrible mental problems and that’s all I really understand about it.

    Mama, would you want to talk about genetic disorders alike FXS that have contributing factors to Menopause? I would never apply what you say as my own medical diagnosis, I just love to learn and be educated and understand. I know you have plenty of topics on your plate but I think that’ll be a really helpful video.

    Thanks for reading. <3

  • Oh! This actually happened to me! Due to a hormonal imbalance, I used to suffer from not having a regular period. I would go three to a few months of not experiencing one and when I did, I would have such horrible, horrible cramps. One time in my early 20s (I cannot remember exactly but I believe I was 22), it occurred to me that I hadn’t had my period in quite some time. I was having hot flashes, cold flashes, irritability, the works. It turned out I hadn’t had a period for 11 months! My grandmother (who at the time was a nurse) had spoken to a doctor friend who strongly recommended me going to the doctor. A few days later, I had my period.

  • I’m so glad we, well at least some of we (us) are talking about how black lives (and brown) matter. They matter! My gosh it seems so strange that I should have to say that! It’s like, “Duh!” I wish we could apply this now to fat people.

  • Mama Doctor Jones, when you say menopause causes your skin to get thinner and lose the ability to retain the oils and stuff it produces, do you mean ALL the skin in your body or just the skin around the genitals?

  • My Ob/Gyn diagnosed me with primary ovarian insufficiency and since I used to be very regular, she estimated that I started post menopausal between 25 and 28 years old (which is when my periods started changing suddenly), but she couldn’t say for sure as my original doctor didn’t verify anything and blamed it all on me being overweight.
    When they were verifying why I was starting menopause so young they discovered I had a genetic premutation of the fragile-X (uummm.. not sure if that’s how we say it, I’m French, so I know the French term). I think the most devastating thing was when she told me my chances of getting pregnant were extremely low and that I had 50% change of having a child with Fragile-X syndrome, and in the 50% chances that they didn’t have it, they still had a high chance of actually having the same premutation as me.
    Since than I decided to start adoption procedures (waiting time between 5 and 7 years and it’s been 4 years now, but I know I have more than 1 year to wait as they will contact me around 2 years before and they haven’t done that yet), but I must say it was an awful year when I learned all this (and I was alone when I learned I was menopausing, thankfully I had someone to support me when I learned I’d probably never be able to become pregnant)

  • I go.to.the doctor Thursday, haven’t had a period since Feb. But I have a lot of other conditions…. Hopefully I’ll find something out very soon… Wish I could talk to you… Dr. Momma Jones…. My cousin is also an OBGYN, but I.cant ever get in touch with her either.

  • I have never seen a OB/Gyn up till I found this channel I sort of knew what one was. Even when I had my children i only saw midwife or my GP.

  • woah! that made me feel smart HAAHA like I actually understood what I’m going through, I’m only 28 and I haven’t had my period in 4 years. Thought I was going through depression but it’s actually this. (was just diagnosed by an OB today) helpful video!

  • I’ve experienced the same thing & it took 11 yrs to be taken serious. I finally found a doctor to do a hormone test & my fsh was 77, I was 27. Then that doctor retired, I have been experiencing some other issues now, but I really can’t with doctor again… so I’m just dealing with it…I might try to find a doctors but I really don’t feel very motivated to spend my money & time being dismissed.

  • Thank you for this video. I’ve had a similar experience. Ob/gyn’s near me are all backward thinking and when I’d say anything hormone related is wrong, all I ever got was “you’re hormones are your hormones” ��‍♀️ I went to at least 6 obgyn that told me this type of answer. So frustrating.

  • I have primary ovarian insufficiency and never got my period unless i used the estrogen pills, and i got told by my doctor that my ovaries do not produse estrogen at all. So i go on estrogen pills to help my body. This was so helpfull since i stilø had some question☺️☺️☺️

  • Can I just say, this video hit so close for me. I was recently diagnosed with Primary Ovarian Insufficiency and I am 31 years old. I haven’t had a period in 7 + years.
    When I was 26, I had a new to me doctor who asked all about me. She pushed her personal opinions on me by stating that she thinks I “shouldn’t worry about my missing periods and having kids, I should worry about my depression”. That was incredibly hurtful! It made me never figure out what was going on and it wasn’t until now, at the age of 31, that I am finally finding out. Planned parenthood has been so helpful by caring about what is going on and wanting to find answers. Right now I am on estrogen patches and progesterone, although my skin is having painful reactions to the patches at the moment!

  • I have something that’s bothered me for a while. How do I find a doctor I “click” with without paying out the nose to meet with each of them? Luckily, I get along really well with my Ob/Gyn but our general doctor… he’s not a good fit. I’m sure he’s a great doctor and very qualified but his personality isn’t compatible with my family. Do I just try out a new doctor every 6 months or so until I find one that works?

  • My new rule is if I go in somewhere and rather than do tests to see if something could be wrong they either dismiss me or prescribe a pill for something it might be (with no proof, my last doctor just kept giving me pills and didn’t even consider it could be hormonal) I’m not going to pay for the consultation. If all I’ve done is talk to a person who refuses to listen I’m going to leave and find someone else who will listen. I pay you to help fix my problems not ignore me. I was 20 when I finally got a doctor that listened to my problems instead of dismissing them as ‘she’s fat that’s her problem’. I now know I have thyroid and hormone problems and now I can work on the severe pain and fatigue (and hormones) that were causing the weight in the first place. If your doctor ignores you, leave.

  • This video made me so happy, because she is talking about something that happen to me, at age 17 I had a amenorrhea and I went to 2 gyno, both lied to me a sent me to do “studies” and those studied were just pregnancy tests. I’m a lesbian, they didn’t believed, the only studies that they gave were pregnancy.
    THE THIRD GINO discovered that I had quistes in my ovaries that made so many different changes in my system that I desarrolated pre-diabetes.
    All of this would have been
    prevented if my first gyno believed me.

  • My mother had me at 25 and she had my sister 12 years later and she hadn’t been using any contraceptive. And she was having pre-menopausal symptoms after my sister was born and she just thought that it was because she had my sister at an older age. But she mentioned it to our family doctor and he told her to run some test and it turns out that she was going through menopause at 38. And when she asked my grand-mother it turns out that she also went through early menopause and hadn’t had a period since she was 38. So my family doctor told my mom to let me know because it will also be my case. And that if I wanted to have kids I had to have them young if not I’d risk not being able to have any.

    And here I am 23 years old studying medecine and I didn’t want to have kids until I finished school which is in 10 years. But then again if I follow my original plan I may not be able to have kids. So either I have them young while still in school which is not ideal or I take the risk of not being able have children.
    But at least I’m aware about what’s to come…

  • My husband is infertile due to having cancer as a teen and he actually told me that on our first date…6-years later (and 4 years of marriage later) we have a 13-month little boy conceived via IVF with 4 more embryos in the freezer waiting to be implanted.

  • Not having regular periods is seriously a scary thing. I’ve always had irregular periods, and to deal with it currently i’m on birth control. It makes it so I actually have periodswhen we were going through it, I think my doctor had tests done to see hormone levels and she also had me do an MRI to see if there was anything up with my pituitary gland. I don’t even have a real diagnosis for it, i just have a lower level of estrogen. like, when im not taking the birth control i literally do not have periods. i wish my doctor was more concerned about this issue

  • Eliminate gluten, night shade vegetables, dairy, sugar completely from diet. Avoid eating after 8 pm. Walk daily for 1 hour. Do Maya abdominal massage and fertility yoga asana. Take calcium and vitamin d3 supplements. Be positive and pray and manifest. See the magic of GOD.

  • Yeahhh, I went on Lupron (shot) for six months, and I didn’t have HRT. It was roughhhhhh.

    Did anyone find her? Not wanting kids is cool, but I would want to keep options open

  • I am melanin American and I have experienced the absolute worst treatment by obgyn’s. Most recently I was examined by an older white male doctor and after the visit I experienced very intense vaginal itching. I pushed out light purple tissue-like substance and now I am so afraid yet dismayed with the OBGYN “clump/pack” of doctors in Central Arkansas but I need help and I really need to know my health status. @MamaDoctorJones please help me

  • The thought of the menopause has sometimes filled me with fear. I got this program The Natural Menopause Solution by Julissa Clay and I’m so glad. Knowing what to expect takes much of the fear/discomfort away and helped me prepare. In addition, the advice in this program inspired me to make some healthier choices that I’m already benefitting from. Thanks this program, things are going well. I find myself rereading passages frequently. The author took an uncomfortable topic and made it easy to understand. I’ve recommended this program to friends and hope they find it as helpful as I have.

    https://healthlifestyle.club/menopause-solution

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  • I always had terrible periods that were very intense. I would have terrible cramps, a ridiculously heavy flow, etc. I always had hot flashes and different symptoms that were dismissed because of my age, but I could go a year in between a period. For years I was on birth control to try to help and try to regulate my cycles. At 18 I got married and my husband and I immediately started to try to have a baby. We’ve always known that we wanted children so we wanted a head start. My periods never became normal. We knew something was wrong but were dismissed by doctors due to my age. They said it’ll happen just wait. We finally started infertility treatment when I was 20 yrs old. I was diagnosed immediately, after all of the appropriate tests, with Premature Ovarian Failure and every level was in the post menopausal range. My doctor suspected that I had been that way for years and it was never detected because tests were never done. At 20 I was told that I would never have biological children. We tried stim cycle after stim cycle with hardly any break in between for over three years. IUI after IUI until they couldn’t keep me on anymore. They eventually stopped my treatment, put me on the hormone replacement therapy, and told me that IVF with donor eggs would be our only option. I know the devastation and heart break that this diagnosis brings. Especially for the women who have always felt that they were meant to be mothers.. God is a miracle worker and I am finally 11 weeks pregnant with our miracle baby. We went through IVF with our adopted embryos and we love the donor family. We are overjoyed that we finally get to have a family. Thank you for doing this video, years ago when I was going through the grieving process and trying to process my diagnosis I couldn’t find a single video or any information about women facing the same problems I was at my age. I have yet to see one with someone as young as me, but the fact that this is getting attention warms my heart. It’ll be here for another woman to find and find comfort that she is not alone.

  • A couple of years ago, I don’t remember the exact reason for this but I remember having a ultrasound done and was told I had a cyst on my left ovary. It was small and they hoped it would just pass through my system. I shrugged it off and continued on over the years with mild cramping. Didn’t think much of it since I still had my periods. I’m 20 now and I had lost my period for about 4 months. I knew I wasn’t pregnant, so that wasn’t the issue. Went to the hospital for something completely unrelated to that and they tell me that they saw I had a cyst in my left ovary from my MRI. They sent me to see an OB/GYN, luckily around that time I finally got my period again. But then my mother told me that it was the same cyst from years ago…it had only gotten bigger. I haven’t gotten my results yet and will be discussing them with my doctor in about 2 weeks. But I am wondering if that cyst could be the reason to why I hadn’t had my period for 4 months?

  • Being childfree by choice, it is SO HARD to find a doctor that respects that! I always tell my dates within the first 3 dates because I don’t want to get attached if they do want kids. It’s not like you compromise and just have half a baby.

    I’ve honestly had the exact same experience she’s had with doctors not listening/caring that your period has gone missing for months once they determine you’re not pregnant. Wish there were a doctor like MDJ in my area!!

  • I’m 22 with pcos it took forever for me to get a diagnosis. And I got a bunch of work up after I saw someone and explained things to her and jeez I really hate it found out I have a b12, d, and iron deficiency. I also found out I have an extremely rare blood disorder. I don’t want kiddos and my cycles are really abnormal. I’m just glad this isn’t the case for me

  • I went through a medically induced Menopause @ age 44 (7 years ago). I was pretty ok with it, until I was diagnosed with Osteopenia. My GYN was pushing hormones, so I went to get a 2nd opinion from an Endocrinologist & was told that I was barely Osteopenic to just take high doses of Vitamin D3 & Calcium. I have my Dexa scan next week to see if this was a good plan. I have so many health issues & one of them causes me to be fed by a feeding tube. So I don’t get enough of the vitamins that I need due to the type of formula Im on & how much I can consume. Its not the best case scenario for me & my health, but its my only option.
    I really hope that this young woman can find the help she needs. Unfortunately, lack of care happens to everyone if you have something wrong with you. I do know it happens more so to the black community & Im not discounting that at all! But I have had my fair share of Drs telling me that my illness is all in my head, to force myself to eat more & exercise, the list goes on. When every time I ate, I would throw up. It took 1 year, 70 lbs weight loss & 6 Drs, before I received a diagnosis of Gastroparesis. Then it was so severe, that he washed his hands of me & sent me to the Mayo clinic. That is where I received even more Diagnoses. So I do understand how she feels about not being heard. I do now have a few really good Drs. Some I have to travel 4-5 hours to specialty hospitals to see, but I feel its worth it!
    This young lady deserves the same! ��

  • The more I watch these videos the more I’m glad I’m in the UK. The moment my GP got any kind of sniff I could potentially have early onset menopause, I had a hell of a lot of blood work done to check.

  • Women suffrage is real. I went to the Dr. With a resting heart rate at 137, manic, lost a ton of weight, shaking and a bunch of other symptomsmy doctor accused me of being on drugs. I said, I wasn’t on drugs. She drugged tested me and of course my test came back negative. Turns out I had stage two thyroid cancer.

  • This is so awesome and motivating to watch especially since i failed the test to get into med school this year but this just reminds me to work harder so i can learn all this amazing knowledge if i pass the test next year