Hypothyroidism and menstrual problems

Hypothyroidism and menstrual problems

Posted in the Endocrinology Forum

REX

Malaysia

#1 Oct 14, 2010
Primary hypothyroidism causes an increase in TSH levels which can result in hyperprolactinemia. Hyperprolactinemia causes amenorrhagia. Why then does primary hypothyroidism cause menorrhagia in some women ? Shouldn't it be the other way around? Please explain.

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