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Thyroid dysfunction and the menstrual cycle

What is the mechanism by which thyroid dysfunction affects the menstrual cycle?—JULIA ARNETT, ANP, Newton, Mass. Thyroid dysfunction is associated with a range of menstrual abnormalities, including oligomenorrhea, amenorrhea, and menorrhagia. Women with hypothyroidism may also be at increased risk of pregnancy loss. The connection between thyroid hormone levels and the menstrual cycle is mainly…

TSH in patients on thyroid replacement

As a newly graduated clinician, my supervising physician taught me that the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels of patients undergoing thyroid replacement therapy should be kept between 0.5 and 1.5 mU/L. Is this correct? I have since found no evidence in the literature to support or refute this advice.—ANA POPOCA-LOGUE, PA-C, San Diego Measuring TSH is…

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