Causes of Early Menopause
Early menopause refers to the occurrence of menopause before the age of 40. In women who experience early menopause symptoms, loss of ovarian cells occur very quickly before the expected menopause age for various reasons.
The causes of our early menopause are unknown. However, familial predisposition is considered important. Especially if the individual’s mother has gone through early menopause, then she is likely to enter early menopause.
Other possible causes;
- Nutritional disorders,
- Destruction of the ovaries due to immune system disorder
- Type 1 diabetes,
- Using medical drugs or exposure to radioactive substances for cancer treatment,
- Uterine and ovarian surgeries,
- Various factors (such as get infection, number of pregnancies, first menstrual age, socioeconomic status, working environment, use of alcohol-cigarette)
Symptoms of Early Menopause
Symptoms of early menopause are similar to those of menopausal period seen at normal age. Problems such as the onset of osteoporosis disease and early aging of the skin may occur after early menopause. In addition, health problems such as vaginal dryness, cardiovascular diseases, sexual aversion and pain during sexual intercourse may start to occur. Other symptoms include flushing and sweating.
Pregnancy Still Possible in Early Menopause
If we come to our main question, it is difficult for women entering early menopause to become pregnant. However, it can not be said that this situation definitely prevents pregnancy. Because in our age, early menopause can be reversed with some treatment methods. In addition, women who go through early menopause may become pregnant after various treatments.
In the first few years following the early diagnosis of menopause, ovarian cells are not completely depleted, and young women can become pregnant both spontaneously and with in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. First of all, patients experiencing this problem undergo ovarian reserve tests and clinical evaluation. According to the results, the chances of conception can be increased with appropriate ovulation treatment.
On the other hand, freezing the ovarian cells makes it possible to have children after early menopause. Since the uterus does not get older, the frozen cell is fertilized and placed in the uterus, and women can have children even in the later years.