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Is there a published link between Coumadin and Ovarian Failure?

By Anonymous March 24, 2011 - 10:27am
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About two years ago at age 35, I had a surgery related blood clot. I went on Coumadin for 6 months. Immediately after starting the drug I started getting massive hot flashes and night sweats. I kept telling the nurses that I was having side effects, and they kept telling me those were not side effect of Coumadin. After I went off the Coumadin I had blood work done and found out I was in Peri-menopause or early ovarian failure.

Fast forward, today I'm 37 and just was told I have complete ovarian failure and am in full meanopause. I haven't gotten a period in almost 9 months, and before that I only got it because of a pill they gave me. My periods have always been right on the dot and there is no history of early menopause in my family.

I've been doing some research online and a lot of woman are complaining about problems with their period and Coumadin, but so far no one seems to be linking the two. I'm convinced that this is what caused it, but was wondering if there is anything published or written about it.



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I have beeon Coumadin for almost 4 years for dvt/pe. I have the same symptoms as Nicole and was just told I was peri menopausal with little to no chance to conceive. I am convinced it is the Coumadin too. There must be a link.

December 29, 2013 - 10:19pm

Hi Nicole,
Your situation is puzzling. I searched the internet for information on Coumadin and causes of premature ovarian insufficiency and ovarian failure. No link found between the two. The listed side effects for Coumadin do not include damage to the ovaries. Hopefully, your question will open a dialogue among the Empowher readers and maybe someone is aware of any research linking Coumadin to ovarian failure.

March 24, 2011 - 4:39pm
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