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Premature ovarian failure- menopause

amys4304's picture
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Joined: Nov 2011

HI everyone, I'm looking for some feedback on early menopause and treatment. I'm 28 yrs old and after a Stem Cell Transplant, I was dx with pre-mature menopause. I'm looking into treatment. Birth Control, HRT, and Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Thearpy. I don't have many symptoms related to menopause, but fear osteoprosis and heart disease. Most women going thru menopause are in there late 40's-early 50's. Once this change occurs they are at risk for both of these conditions. I'm 28 so I'm freaking out. From my research, I see that birth control and HRT put us at higher risk for cancer, which after treatment I already have a chance of getting a secondary cancer. Bio Identical Hormones seem to be more promising. Can any women who are around my age and experience this give me some feedback? Thank you

Osunny's picture
Posts: 5
Joined: Aug 2015

Hi Amy! How are you? I see that you haven't been in this forum for a long time. I hope that you are fine and want to know how you feel today. My situation is a little alike with yours. I am 11 years after the autologous bone marrow transplantation after AML treatment. For all this time I have been dreaming that one day I would become a mother. But still now there is no result. So, I came to conclusion that it's better to use donor oocytes and IVF because my ovarian reserve is 0 after the AML treatment. I have put this plan into my head but I am afraid of AML recurrence during or after pregnancy. And what I must do I don't know. I want to have a child more than anything in the world, but at the same time I don't want to die. Doctors have different opinion about my situation and they tell that noone can tell what can happen with me during pregnancy or after it. 

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