Friday, March 09, 2012

Random Question for the Blogoverse

If we're born with all the eggs we'll ever have (absent the ovarrian stem cell advances), since Clomid cycles and especially IVF produce a lot of eggs, does that mean we run out sooner since we're (in some cases at least) still putting out an egg in non-treatment cycles?  Do we get menopause sooner?

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  1. I too have wondered about this! I'll be watching for answers...

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  2. I have wondered also - my GP once told me that a woman gets an average of 400 eggs. So not that many, and your theory that intensive egg stimulation/production would use them up quicker and result in slightly earlier menopause sounds very logical. But I don't know for certain. Wonder if there are any studies on this?

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  3. http://www.medindia.net/news/IVF-Treatment-Does-Not-Lead-to-Early-Menopause-in-Women-Study-36251-1.htm

    http://www.ivf.net/ivf/ivf-does-not-lead-to-early-menopause-o3384.html

    Both of those articles say that IVF patients tend to hit menopause about the same time as everyone else.

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    1. aw poo. sorry, I thought those would post as links.

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