Is there a treatment for premature ovarian failure?
Q: I am 24 years old and was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure when I was 20 years old. I have taken various medical tests for this problem. My hormones LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) are in menopausal range. I also got karyotyping done, but that was normal. The sizes of my ovaries and uterus were also found to be small in the ultrasound. I feel very depressed due to all these problems at this age. Please suggest a treatment to improve my condition.
A:You need to take hormone replacement therapy to restart your menstruation and compensate for the hormonal deficiency. You can go in for IVF with a donated egg whenever you want to conceive. You will very easily be able to carry your child through nine months and will live a perfectly normal life with hormone replacement throughout your reproductive period.