What is an LH Surge?

There are three phases of your menstrual cycle: follicular phase, ovulatory phase, and luteal phase. In terms of the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge, the ovulatory phase is most important. ... read more »

No Menstrual Period and Not Pregnant?

If you have amenorrhea and you don't have a period and are not pregnant, then certain tests can be done to find out why you are not getting your period. ... read more »

Premature Ovarian Failure

Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is a loss of ovarian function in younger women. POF is associated with amenorrhea, estrogen is low, and the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level is elevated. ... read more »

Ovarian Hypo Production and Pregnancy

Once a woman with ovarian hypo function becomes pregnant, there are no contraindication between the condition and the pregnancy. The baby will be carried in the same way as a mother without the ovarian abnormality. ... read more »

Hairdressers and Premature Ovarian Failure POF

Hairdressers may be at increased risk for premature ovarian failure POF compared with women employed in other occupations. ... read more »

OPK Positive - No Ovulation

Is it possible that my Ovulation Preditor Kit (OPK) was positive without ovulation? ... read more »

Premature Ovarian Failure Linked to Gene Mutation

A team of doctors has identified a specific gene mutation that is linked to premature ovarian failure (POF), a form of early menopause that leaves a woman infertile before the age of 40. ... read more »

Study Uncovers Genetic Cause of Premature Ovarian Failure

An in-depth study of the genomes of the members of a family who all share a common ancestor has revealed a genetic cause for premature ovarian failure (POF). ... read more »

Lab Surprise Hints at Improved Fertility Options for POI

Lab surprise hints at improved fertility options for POI, and it changed the scope of study for the pleasantly surprised scientist who discovered it. ... read more »

Girls’ Eggs May Be Different from Women’s Eggs

The results of a study on female mice might lead the way to improved treatments for human females experiencing certain reproductive difficulties. ... read more »

New Method Gives Hope to Infertile Women

Researchers created a new technique that helps infertile women produce eggs. Using this technique, doctors at the St. Marianna University School of Medicine in Kawasaki, Japan, helped one woman give birth to a healthy baby boy. ... read more »

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Linked to Gene Mutation

A team of researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel has recently discovered a link between premature ovarian failure (POF) and a specific gene mutation. ... read more »

Ovulation Predictor Kits: What You Need To Know

The first step in getting pregnant is to track your ovulation and many women find success with ovulation predictor kits. ... read more »

No Bleeding After Provera

Provera is often given as the 'Progesterone (Provera) Challenge Test' to women who have no period and who are not pregnant. ... read more »

37 years old and no period for 2 years

Question: I am 37-years-old and have not had a period for 2 years. What could it be? Dr.Amos answers: There are several reasons why a woman does not get her period (amenorrhea). The first reason is pregnancy, in which case the pregnancy test would be positive. Or breastfeeding. If there is no pregnancy, then other reasons include: ... read more »