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Periods stopped, ovarian failure, heavy periods resumed. Do I need donor eggs to conceive?

My daughter is twenty six. When I was pregnant with her in the very early stages I ate some undercooked chicken and got opoisioning. Then when was on holidays I contracted thread worms from children we were travelling with. My duaghter was born a healthy seven and a half pounds. When she was sixteen and an avid ballet dancer her periods stopped for five years. she was underweight but then her periouds resumed. A doctor when she was sixteen said she had suffered ovarian failure, yet her periods did return after a few years albeit quite heavy and about every five weeks. I am now worried that as she is a good relationship that this episode has rendered her infertile. I might add I have tortured myself for years over this question and she had to have counselling as she felt like a freak. I feel the doctor should not have told her at sixteIen she would need donor eggs . Was this premature of him considering that her periods did eventually return? I would be so grateful for a response as I spent years worrying about this question. Thanks so much. Siobhan Shine
Asked On : Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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Infertility Specialist 's  Response
Thank you for writing to HCM
I do understand the anxiety going through your mind but:-

1. You child was born normally, got her period normally and then stopped at the age of 16
She resumed her cycles after 5 years and found to be heavy, but regular

2. At the outset its important to understand that unless proven with blood tests - we cannot confirm ovarian failure
In athletes and women doing heavier exercises like dancing and underweight, the periods might stop.

It will be suggested that you meet your GP and get a few basic tests done like an Ultrasound of the pelvis and hormones if needed to see that everything is normal

Hope to have answered your query
Dr Nandita Thakkar
Answered: Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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