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Effect of infertility drugs on Premature Menopause - When to worry, What to do

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Premature menopause concerns most of the woman who are still away from the phase of menopause. Infertility drugs especially ovulation induction drugs can impact the periods in your 40's. So, it is important to consult your infertility specialist before you reach any self conclusion.

Let’s Discuss in More Detail About Infertility Treatment and Drugs Can Be the Reason of Premature Menopause:

Infertility treatments can cause premature menopause and that's the big price to pay off. While there aren’t any specific studies that say infertility treatment or fertility treatments and medications can be a vital reason for premature menopause, but doctors believe there is a strong link between the two of them. Lifestyle changes of every woman, infertility treatment or fertility treatment due to late marriage, wrong eating habits or fast food habits and a lot of other affecting factors related to lifestyle contribute towards premature menopause, However, infertility treatment or fertility treatments and medications can cause early menopause and make it difficult for a woman to get pregnant. This may vastly affect your chances of getting pregnant so before going for the infertility treatment clearly ask your specialist that if it may affect your chances of getting pregnant. 

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Infertility treatment drugs and medications affect menopause:

Infertility treatment medications or drugs are given during IVF treatment and the treatments of fertility definitely lead to a lot of hormonal disturbances in the body, but above all, it also stimulates the ovary to ovulate and produce more egg to conceive fast. But remember, your ovaries have limited supply of eggs and they exhaust them over a period of every month that you call menstruation. That is when women start to experience some basic symptoms of menopause or attain premature menopause at the age when menopause need not occur. This may vastly affect your chances of getting pregnant so before going for the infertility treatment clearly ask your specialist that if it may affect your chances of getting pregnant. 

On the big scale, it is believed that a woman reaches menopause around the age of 50 years, and she is ought to be premenopausal between 42 to 47 years of age. However, with a sedentary lifestyle, the influence of medications and drugs used during the IVF treatment (IVF), smoking, drinking this scenario is changing rapidly. So, if your ovary/ovaries are subjected to abuse and are depleted of its natural egg reserve, then it is impossible that you might suffer from premature menopause. This may vastly affect your chances of getting pregnant so before going for the infertility treatment clearly ask your specialist that if it may affect your chances of getting pregnant. 

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When should you worry:

  1. If your periods have stopped before the age of 40 years and you have still not conceived despite being on IVF drugs and treatments, talk to your doctor about it as soon as possible.
  2. If you're experiencing symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes, and decreased sex drive over the time. These indicate that your hormones are taking a dip over time and decreasing the chances of getting pregnant.

What you should do:

  1. Speak to your IVF doctor and find out how to tackle the problems you are facing. You should talk to your IVF doctor right at the beginning to get everything clear of how many cycles you can undergo while the treatment and what will the implications be for your health.
  2. If IVF treatments don’t show results, don’t get disheartened and adopt a child if you so wish to be a mother.

Want to know how home remedies and natural ways can increase fertility? If yes, then read our article on natural ways to boost fertility. And if you are specifically looking for the best fertility centers then explore Best IVF Centres in India.

Dr. Sunil Eshwar

About The Author

Infertility Specialist, IVF Specialist Dr. Sunil Eshwar
Bangalore

Dr. Sunil Eshwar is an Infertility specialist who is presently specializing in laparoscopic surgery, high-risk pregnancies and infertility treatments such as IVF and IUI. Dr. Sunil Eshwar completed his MBBS from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in 2000 and MD from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in 2004. Later, he completed DNB from National Board of Examination in 2006. Dr. Sunil Eshwar is currently practicing at Apollo Fertility, Brookfield, Bangalore. For more information about Dr. Sunil Eshwar, visit elawoman.com

6 Comments

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Gauri Yadav

I have irregular cycles for around 1 year and whenever it happens, it comes with a heavy cramp. Do I have chances of Menopause?

Oct. 7, 2018, 2:27 p.m. 5.0

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Nitin Goyal

Is there any natural way to avoid the side-effects of infertility drugs. Please suggest some!

Sept. 23, 2018, 9:25 p.m. 4.5

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Gayatri Sehgal

Having premature menopause is really heartbreaking but you can always overcome it by adopting a healthy diet, yoga, and exercise.

Aug. 11, 2018, 6:23 p.m. 4.5

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Kalpana Mathur

I think it's really important to have a conversation with your partner before we start any treatment. It should be a mutual concern as to how long we can go with the treatment. Moreover, infertility treatments should be taken on expert's consultation only.

Aug. 21, 2017, 5:59 p.m. 4.5

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Surbhi Jaiswal

One of my friend told me that IVF is one of the most effective infertility treatments . In this treatment, a fertilized egg or eggs are placed in the woman's uterus through the cervix. However, Injectable egg producing fertility drugs can cause early menopause. So you need to talk to your doctor ...

Aug. 21, 2017, 5:55 p.m. 5.0

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Michelle Bahre

Healthy habits can help in treating infertility. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and iron rich foods can elevate chances of getting pregnant.

Aug. 21, 2017, 5:26 p.m. 5.0

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