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Premature Menopause at 17

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I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips on how to cope with an early menopause.
I was diagnosed with this one month before my 17th birthday. I always thought I would have my own family, but now I've been told theres only a 10% chance of this happening nsturally.
I just feel lost and can't forget about it.
The tiredness, hot flushes and sickness are getting me down too.
Any suggestions will be taken on board.
Thanks.
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replied October 19th, 2009
look for a second opinion. I don't think is menopause what you have. All I know is that with menopause we have cero chance to get pregnant but if you were give 10% chance is because they are not sure you have menopause.
Did you try natural therappy for your hormones inbalance?
I don't know about this but I am considering it for my own problem.
I hope you find what is really happening with you.
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replied October 21st, 2009
Thanks so much for your reply.
I was told that I am going through an early menopause by a gynacologist (can't spell it). Apparently my ovaries are the size of an 8 year olds and this is why I only have a 10% chance of getting pregnant.
I havent been told anything about natural therapy, just told to consume more calcium as it will be likely that I get osteporosis.
Best wishes.
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replied October 21st, 2009
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Honey, just continue with life and eating well...Do what the doctors tell you to do...When the time comes and you are in love and want a child, medicine can work miracles...They take eggs out of ovaries and fertilize them if your ovaries are not working properly....Don't dwell on something that may not happen and be happy that you have any ovaries at all...Many women don't....I wish you well....

Love,
Caroline
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replied October 25th, 2009
Thanks for your kinds words of support.
I understand what your saying and see where your coming from, its just hard you know.
Im going to take your advice on board and just try to carry on as normal.
i hope everythings okay with you and wish you happiness.

Best wishes.
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replied November 25th, 2009
Do get that second opinion. Ask your parents if there's a big medical center nearby that's known for research. Sometimes they're aware of stuff a regular doctor isn't.
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replied May 20th, 2010
hello i was diagnosed with this when i was also your age and now im 20.. so ive had a few years to try to come to terms with it.. i am now taking 'the pill' for oestrogen that i lacked in my body.. and i will have to take it for the rest of my life. I also had the scans done that you mentioned and was also told my what you were and that my womb was the size of a 9 year olds.. i think the best way to try to cope with it is to surround yourself with the support of your family.. i have tried to talk to friends about this but sadly its so rare they cant really relate to what im going through.. but this happening to me still hasnt stopped me of having high hopes for the future.. the thing that upsets me the most is that knowing the choice has been taken away from you.. and thats the hardest thing to come to terms with.. but i was told that egg donation would be an option for me if i wanted to have kids when i was older.. I know its hard but try to be optimistic still for the future, this happening doesnt mean you wont have a great future and you never know wat science would be like they might be able to develop an alternative way to this problem, i forever have my fingers crossed ! Smile


Good luck hope this helped and sorry for the long comment Razz xxxxxx
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replied September 6th, 2017
I'm going through the same thing.... I'm also 17 and my gynecologist said that there's nothing else this could be except menopause.

My life decisions and how I do things has always revolved around the idea of me having kids in the future. I've always wanted my own but I haven't had a mestrual cycle in two and a half years. I'm just now figuring everything out because I was living with my dad at the time and he figured I was fine and it was probably just stress. The moment I moved back with my mom I tried to figure all this out. And now I've learned that there's basically no chance I'll ever get to go through a pregnancy, give birth to my own child, and get to raise a child that's 50% me. I know what you're going through and I don't know when this was posted but I felt the need to say something and let you know that someone truly understands.
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