ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Complications of premature ovarian failure include:
- Infertility. Inability to get pregnant is the most troubling complication of premature ovarian failure.
- Osteoporosis. The hormone estrogen helps maintain strong bones. Women with low levels of estrogen are at an increased risk of developing weak and brittle bones (osteoporosis), which are more likely to break than are healthy bones.
- Depression or anxiety. The risk of infertility and other complications arising from low estrogen levels may cause some women to become anxious or depressed.
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