Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 504--506

Prevalence of hypothyroidism in infertile women and evaluation of response of treatment for hypothyroidism on infertility


D Mohana Priya1, Nishat Akhtar1, Jamal Ahmad2 
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jamal Ahmad
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002, Uttar Pradesh
India

Aims and Objectives: The aim was to study the prevalence of hypothyroidism in infertile women and evaluation of response of treatment for hypothyroidism on infertility. Materials and Methods: A total of 95 infertile women were investigated for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Infertile women with clinical/subclinical hypothyroidism were given thyroxine ranges from 25 to 150 μg. Results: Of 95 infertile women, 53.7% were hypothyroid (TSH > 4.6 μIU/ml). After the treatment with thyroxine, 33.3% of subclinical hypothyroid women conceived within 6 weeks to 2-year period. The mean time to conception was 14.56 ± 4.83 months. Conclusion: Thyroid profile should be done in infertility work up. Women with normal TSH levels who are positive for thyroid antibodies should also be treated with levothyroxine.


How to cite this article:
Priya D M, Akhtar N, Ahmad J. Prevalence of hypothyroidism in infertile women and evaluation of response of treatment for hypothyroidism on infertility.Indian J Endocr Metab 2015;19:504-506


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Priya D M, Akhtar N, Ahmad J. Prevalence of hypothyroidism in infertile women and evaluation of response of treatment for hypothyroidism on infertility. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];19:504-506
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