Anyone go through early menopause because of your Crohn’s?

I’ve been diagnosed for 15 years now and have had my fair share of issues, but 5 years ago I stopped getting my period. I went to the doctor and they tested me for premature ovarian failure. After multiple specialists they came to the conclusion that I started going through menopause at age 30 and their only explanation was that my autoimmune disease attacked my reproductive system. Is there anyone else out there that has gone through this?


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  • megsma
    12 months ago

    I did go through early menopause. I’ve had Crohn’s for 36 years didn’t think I was going to be able to have a child I did have one my daughter. When I turned 40 I started have excessive bleeding from a period that would last up to 10-12 days. Then when I had my colon, rectum and 6 feet of small intestine removed I didn’t get a period for 4 months then it was 6 months then 10 months and that was it at the age of 44 I was deep into menopause. It’s been 10 years and while I experience night sweats from the Chrons I have no more menopause symptoms at all. By the age of 48 I didn’t have any more symptoms of menopause. My G.I. doctor told me that this does happen in certain women. On top of this I’ve had trouble having an IV line placed. Due to repeated steroid use my veins are stripped small and will not hold an IV. They put a double port in my chest 7 months ago it’s been a blessing.

  • Beaglemomx3
    1 year ago

    Yes! However, we didn’t know about the Crohn’s until after all of the menopausal symptoms and my thyroid went hypo. My testosterone, magnesium and D3 levels all bottomed out too. This all (and much more) started at age 42 and and I was dx with Crohn’s last May at age 50. It has been a hard journey.

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