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Hi everyone. I saw my GYN today and my worst fear was confirmed. I'm in premature ovarian failure :worried:

I was in shock at first. I'm only 31 but I guess that's why they call it 'premature.' Then I was angry and now just kinda blah.

Hubby is really depressed about it. We've only been married 3 years and he really wanted to have a child. I do feel lucky that I have my 9 year old daughter. She was my miracle baby years ago when she was born because I had a rare cancer in my uterus at the age of 17, but now she is a miracle baby even more so.

My GYN is referring me to a specialist but did say that there was a high percentage of women with autoimmune disorders that also ended up with ovarian failure.

So I'm wondering if anyone else here has that problem???
 

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I am so sorry to hear about your unfortunate diagnosis. I have had polycystic ovaries and Endometriosis since I was 14 and then when I was diagnosed with SLE and APS I was told I would never have children because of my ovaries. I had twin boys last year naturally so I just thought I would share my story because I beat all the odds and the doctors who said I would never conceive or lead a full term healthy pregnancy and I did with TWINS !!!!
So please don't give up hope and try specialists and the advice they give you.
Try and keep smiling I know its hard
Good Luck and my thoughts are with you and your husband
Love Claire
 

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Hi Manda :hugbetter:

I'm so sorry to hear of this, its heartwrenching. I am assuming your Gyn tested your FSH levels to reach this decision? If so and they were high then yes it looks like your ovaries are failing. Hopefully a fertility specialist will be able to improve the outlook for you and your family, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. :hug:

Premature ovarian failure is sometimes a distinct possibility, sometimes just from the disease, and more often than not from treatments like Cyclophosphamide, however often they will harvest eggs in a woman who wants to go on and have a family after treatment with that drug.

sending hugs,

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I know this is an old thread.
But I just got diagnosed with premature ovarian failure last week.
I'm 33. Been trying for years to get pregnant.
Asked multiple doctors about it. They all brushed me off.
Finally in may my dr sent me to the fertility clinic.
And there they convinced me I was fixable. Fertility wise.

But as usual. I'm not what they expect.
I'm devasted to know I can't and won't have any kids.

Lesley
 
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