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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Association between Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Diagnosis of PCOS
(Rotterdam diagnostic criteria)
q  Oligomenorrhoea and/ or anovulation
q  Clinical (Hirsutism) or biochemical hyperandrogenism
q  Polycystic ovaries presence of >12 follicles of 2-9 mm or ovarian volume >10 mL
Diagnosis of Hypothyroidism
q  Measurement of Serum TSH level
  • Higher than 4mIU/ml
PCOS & Hypothyroidism are they related?
q  Women with PCOS often have abnormal thyroid function
q  Hypothyroidism is also associated with anovulation & infertility in female
q  Menstrual abnormalities in Hypothyroidism leads to Infertility
                                                       J Clin Endocrinol Metab 12:846–855
Common factors between PCOS & Hypothyroidism
q  PCOS – Obesity- Infertility
q  Hypothyroidism – Obesity-Infertility
q  PCOS-Obesity-Hypothyroidism-Infertility
Does PCOS  with abnormal thyroid function affect outcome of fertility in women receiving treatment for infertility?
q  PCOS infertile women with hypothyroidism have 2.2 times more chance of failure to conceive than PCOS infertile with normal thyroid function