Hi my friend,
Mid week is usually a wonderful time for me in any week.
It is far from the stress of Monday and Friday
As I woke up this morning to pick a topic to write
A flashback came to me about a very lovely client I had some few years back
Her case never put any joy in me
She was a young lady of 35 years old, good looking and has this wonderful figure 8 , if you imagine what I mean.
Yeah, yeah, she was one of my infertility clients at the clinic.
Of course, you will say, what is the big deal about having a 35 years old infertility client.
After all there are many out there.
Yes, you are right
But imagine a 35 year old pretty client, that has not seen her period for 4 years.
That is sad.
That means that as early as 30 or 31 years , she has already entered menopause.
Of course when she came to our clinic , she has already undergone many studies elsewhere.
We tried to really find out what is happening to her, because this is a condition for 50 or more year old ladies.
After undergoing some serial Transvaginal Scans, Hormonal Profile tests and added with her symptoms.
It became clear that she is suffering from
PREMATURE OVARIAN FAILURE
The good thing is that , this is not a very popular condition
It affects just over 2% of ladies
But if you work in the area of infertility like I do, it will almost look like one quarter of ladies
Because they are many and increasing.
Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is defined as the cessation of ovarian function prior to the age of 40 years. It is diagnosed in women under age 40 when ovarian function ceases, resulting in an end or pause in menstruation.
In POF there is a decline in the production of Estrogen ( hormone ) and eggs, resulting in infertility.
The most common first symptom of premature ovarian failure is having irregular periods.
The symptoms can vary considerably from woman to woman and the disorder may occur abruptly or spontaneously or it may develop gradually over several years. Women may experience infertility, hot flashes, the absence of menses, night sweats, irritability, moodiness, Poor concentration, sleep disturbance, Decreased interest in sex, hair coarseness and vaginal dryness.
POF also manifests as intermittent ovarian failure, where the woman may miss her menstrual periods several consecutive months, and then have her menstrual period return spontaneously.
Early indications of premature ovarian failure include menstrual cycles less than 21 days in length, very infrequent or light menstrual periods, and the absence or cessation of menstruation.
The cause of POF is not really clear
It is mainly due to genetic factors
However , inflammation can also cause damage to the ovaries that can lead to POF.
The main tests when we suspect POF is to do some few serial Transvaginal Scans
And also blood hormonal tests to check for FSH , LH , and oestrogen
It is expected in POF for the FH to be high and oestrogen to be low.
Although often considered a rare disorder, POF actually affects one per cent of women by the age of 40. The average age of onset of POF is 27 years.
So if you are under age 40 and your periods are irregular, or if you miss your period altogether for three months or more, please do not just take it easy.
Find out quickly what is going on with you.
So that treatment can commence quickly.
The less infertile ladies we have the better.
Because the scriptures says ‘’ Go into the world and multiple’’
Also remember ‘’ There shall be non barren in the land’’.
For accurate assessment of your fertility situation, contact us at JOAS MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIX, Ikotun Lagos Nigeria.
For FREE Consultation and FREE Counseling. Also for Quality and Accurate Medical Diagnostic Tests Contact
JOAS MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIX
JOAS MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIX——-WE ARE AN ULTRAMODERN MEDICAL IMAGING CENTER. WE ARE EXPERTS IN ULTRASOUND SCAN SERVICES, 3D/4D COLOUR DOPPLER SCAN SERVICES, X-RAY/RADIOLOGY SERVICES, ECG SERVICES, INFERTILITY SERVICES, HSG SERVICES, LABORATORY SERVICES,BLOOD BANKING SERVICES , DNA SERVICES, AND HEALTH CONSULTANCY/COUNSELLING SERVICES.
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Opposite The Synagogue Church Busstop,
Bolorunpelu, Ikotun, Lagos
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