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What are the symptoms of premature ovarian failure?
The most common first symptom of premature ovarian failure is having irregular
periods. Health care providers sometimes dismiss irregular or skipped periods
(sometimes called amenorrhea - pronounced AY-men-or-ee-uh) as being related to
stress; but a woman's
monthly cycle is actually an important sign of her health, in the same way that
blood pressure or temperature are signs of health. If you have irregular periods
or skip periods, you should tell your health care provider, so that he or she
can begin to determine the cause of these problems.
Some women with premature ovarian failure also experience other symptoms with
premature ovarian failure. These symptoms
are similar to those experienced by women who are going through natural
menopause and include (but are not limited to):