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Can someone explain it in simple terms??
Anovulation = failure to ovulate. Can be caused by numerous factor such as: - stress,
- hormonal imbalance (hypothyroid, Hyperprolactinemia, PCOS, Cushing, etc),
- menopause,
- DUB including
- premature ovarian failure.

Premature ov failure = menopause that begins before age 30

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Anovulation = failure to ovulate. Can be caused by numerous factor such as: - stress,
- hormonal imbalance (hypothyroid, Hyperprolactinemia, PCOS, Cushing, etc),
- menopause,
- DUB including
- premature ovarian failure.

Premature ov failure = menopause that begins before age 30

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What about difference in estrogen levels in both of them?
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The Estrogen level should be low in premature ovarian failure since there's no more follicle to undergo follicular phase hence no granulosa cell to produce the E.

If the cause is not the ov failure/menopause/pituitary failure then the E could be high (unopposed). Anovulation happened from absence of LH surge. So as long as there is FSH to stimulate follicular phase AND there are ova to respond to it, the E level should be normal/high.
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The Estrogen level should be low in premature ovarian failure since there's no more follicle to undergo follicular phase hence no granulosa cell to produce the E.

If the cause is not the ov failure/menopause/pituitary failure then the E could be high (unopposed). Anovulation happened from absence of LH surge. So as long as there is FSH to stimulate follicular phase AND there are ova to respond to it, the E level should be normal/high.
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