A condition where the ovary runs out of follicles, causing menopause to occur before the age of 40. Occurs in 1% of the general population. Associated with other endocrine abnormalities including low thyroid levels, abnormal adrenal function, diabetes, and abnormal parathyroid hormone release.
Premature ovarian failure is the medical term used to describe early menopause. Menopause usually occurs in women between the ages of 42 and 56. Premature ovarian failure, or early menopause, occurs before the age of 40. Women with premature ovarian failure may experience menstrual irregularity, hot flashes, mood changes, loss in libido and vaginal dryness. [ Premature Ovarian Failure Support
Cessation of menstruation due to failure of the ovaries before the age of 40. This condition is also called the early menopause. It is often associated with autoimmune abnormalities in the woman and a history of infertility, IVF failures or recurrent pregnancy losses.