For those who menstruate early, one of the questions that arise throughout reproductive life is whether early menstruation impairs fertility. Often the first menstruation of the girl comes around 12 to 15 years of age and early menstruation, around 9 to 11 years. But what would affect menstrual fertility so soon? What factors are relevant for an adult woman who menstruates very early?
What is the connection between menstruation and fertility
Fertility is directly linked to menstruation. This is because a series of hormones cause the ovaries to start functioning and trigger ovulation and, later, menstruation.
FSH, which is the main hormone released by the pituitary gland (which is in the brain) kick-starts the cycle. Although the girl has the signs of puberty on her body, only after the release of FSH that will stimulate other hormones such as LH, progesterone, estrogen and others, does the ovulatory cycle really begin.
The follicles that are already stored in the ovaries since intrauterine formation, even during pregnancy, will begin to be stimulated. After maturation ovulation happens and if it is not fertilized, after a few days menstruation will come. However, we can say that early menstruation will harm a woman’s fertile life if some care is not taken during her life.
But What is the Problem that Early Menstruation Causes for Fertility?
The eggs are limited. Although a girl in training in pregnancy, still intrauterine has around 6 or 7 million eggs, she will reach the puberty stage with an ovarian reserve of 300 to 500 thousand eggs and until the age of 35 to 40, the woman will only have between 400 to 500 eggs released and stimulated so they can mature and get pregnant.
But why with so many eggs is fertility compromised? The quality of the eggs is not always ideal, not all eggs reach the mature stage, not all are stimulated … a number of factors. The important thing to say is that the more menstrual cycles a woman has, the more eggs will be “wasted “.
Important: The fact is, the more a woman menstruates, the more she loses her healthy eggs. The younger, the better the quality of the eggs and, in the last years of reproductive age, the quality of the eggs will not be the same as that of the beginning of the reproductive age.
What Factors Influence On Accelerating Egg Loss?
Women who menstruate early tend to have a shorter reproductive life. A woman who menstruates at 10 years of age will have a much smaller adult fertile life than a woman who menstruates at 13, 14, because the age factor will influence the decision to have a child.
If she decides to become pregnant at 35, she will have less ovarian reserve for a healthy pregnancy, without risk of malformation and chromosomal diseases. Family genetics is also one of the factors that will imply fertility.
That’s because there are chromosomes, genetics of some families that accelerate the maturation of eggs . While a woman normally stimulates 7 to 10 eggs, with 1 mature follicle in her cycle, there are organisms that can double that amount, hence the twin incidence in some nuclei. We must remember that there is no way to recover the ovarian reserve.
How to Avoid Ovulatory Loss and Mitigate the Problem
Although girls who menstruate early are well, their eggs are strong and healthy, a doctor should be consulted to check the possibility of preventing this girl from ovulating to protect her eggs .
Extreme family cases with histories of anovulation , female fertility problems, are liable to make this girl stop menstruating for a period to protect her fertility. This procedure will be indicated by the doctor, choosing the best way to keep the ovarian reserve almost intact.
The less menstrual cycles a woman has, the higher the quality of her eggs, because the ovaries will stop in time, as if they were not being used, consequently they will become extremely functional at the right time.
That is why it is important to emphasize that women who take contraceptives for many years will not have extreme problems because of this, at the most the ovaries will take longer to resume their activities and then resume ovulation normally.
If you menstruate early enough, it is worthwhile to consult a doctor to make a measurement of the ovarian reserve. This exam is simple and costs very little. In fact, some companies even provide the FSH and LH exam for ovarian reserve.
When in doubt it is worthwhile to consult a fertility specialist and check the deadline, according to your desire to be a mother at that moment or wait a little longer, but safeguarding your eggs will be important at the right time.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.