What are the causes of hypergonadotropic hypogonadism in females?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Causes include the following:

  • Turner syndrome
  • Inactivating mutations
    • LH beta subunit
    • FSH beta subunit
    • LH receptor
    • FSH receptor
  • XX and XY gonadal dysgenesis
    • Familial and sporadic XX gonadal dysgenesis and its variants
    • Familial and sporadic XY gonadal dysgenesis and its variants
  • Other causes of primary ovarian failure
    • Premature menopause
    • Radiation therapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Autoimmune oophoritis
    • Resistant ovary
    • Galactosemia
    • Glycoprotein syndrome type 1
    • FSH-receptor gene mutations
    • LH/human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) resistance
    • Polycystic ovarian disease
    • Noonan syndrome

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