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Borna S, Behjati Ardakani J, Ghanbari Z, Vaghefy T, Ghadr Doost Najibi N. Menstrual irregularities in thyroid diseases, Imam Hosptial (1999). Tehran Univ Med J. 2002; 60 (6) :447-452
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Introduction: Thyroid diseases are one of the most common endocrine diseases. Incidence of thyroid diseases in women is ten times more than men. Menstrual irregularities and fertility is occasionally the first sign of thyroid diseases.

Materials and methods: In a prospective study, 325 thyroid patients were evaluated in Emam hospital. Incidence and type of menstrual irregularities were evaluated in these patients.

Results: 55.8 percent of hypothyroid patients had normal pattern ob bleeding. 44.2 hyper thyroid patients had menstrual irregularities which were in the form of oligomenorrhea and 41.7 percents of hypo-thyroid patients were irregular in the form of polymenorrhea, oligomenorrhea and menorrhagia.

Conclusion: In these patients, menstrual irregularities cured by treatment of thyroid diseases and reduced surgical interventions.

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