Disturbances of Menstruation in Thyroid Disease

@article{Koutras1997DisturbancesOM,
  title={Disturbances of Menstruation in Thyroid Disease},
  author={Demetrios A. Koutras},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={816}
}
  • D. Koutras
  • Published 1 June 1997
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Both hyper- and hypothyroidism may result in menstrual disturbances. In hyperthyroidism, amenorrhea was described as early as 1840 by von Basedow. The most common manifestation is simple oligomenorrhea (decreased menstrual flow). Anovulatory cycles are very common. Increased bleeding may occur, but is rare in hyperthyroidism. Nowadays hyperthyroidism is diagnosed earlier than it once was, and so the clinical picture is generally milder. So, menstrual disorders are less common than in previous… 

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