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What is the pathophysiology behind hyperthyroidism causing amennorhea?

What is the pathophysiology behind hyperthyroidism causing amennorhea?

Low free estradiol: Hyperthyroidism lowers estradiol. Estradiol creates ovulation. Not enough Estradiol - no ovulation. No ovulation - no menses. Oversimplified perhaps, but that's basically it. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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How can hypo/hyperthyroidism lead to amenorrhoea?

How can  hypo/hyperthyroidism lead to amenorrhoea?

Yes,especially hyper: Hyperthyroidism frequently leads to scanty periods or amenorrhea. Hypothyroidism usually leads to heavier and/or more frequent periods but is occasionally associated with amenorrhea. ...Read more

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What causes primary amenorrhea?

What causes primary amenorrhea?

Variety of problems: Primary amenorrhea can stem from a variety of causes. These range from problems with the uterus and or outflow tract, to problems with the brain regulation of the ovaries or problems with the ovaries themselves, to amenorrhea due to too little body fat or too excessive stress. Some girls will simply have delayed puberty without any identifiable cause as well. Girls who have not started sexual development by the age of 14 or have not had menstrual cycles by the age of 16 merit evaluation by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hyperthyroidism usually?

What is the cause of hyperthyroidism usually?

Graves' disease: Autoimmune thyroid disease- graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Other causes include inflammation of the thyroid, drug induced hyperthyroidism, hyperactive thyroid nodule or nodules, rarely pituitary tumor.... ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

Many, many things: Most overweight people think/hope they have an under active thyroid gland, so doc can give them thyroid replacement and they'll lose the weight (i remember one case in 40 years practice). Many people think they have overactive thyroid when pulse is fast, palpitations in chest, sweat a lot, diarrhea frequently, lose weight or hair, ...Most don't, but check. I do thyroid screening tests routinely. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hyperthyroidism in older woman?

What are the causes of hyperthyroidism in older woman?

A few: Most often, the entire gland can overproduce thyroid hormone. This is called graves' disease. Less commonly, a single nodule is responsible for the excess hormone secretion. This is a "hot" nodule. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) can also cause hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What are the causes of similar symptoms as hyperthyroidism?

Nothing: There is no other disorder that produces the constellation of signs and symptoms that hyperthyroidism does. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Why hyperthyroidism can cause miscarraige?

Why  hyperthyroidism   can cause miscarraige?

Overactive thyroid: Can cause a variety of problems that are about 2 pages long. Excess circulating thyroid hormone may cause rapid pulse, increasing sweating, diarrhea (rapid transit of food), anxiety or panic attacks, weight loss (or gain); the thyroid plays a hormonal, regulatory role in almost all the organs of the body, including the uterus and uterine function, including cause of miscarriage. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lang
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Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea is a symptom in which a woman does not have menstrual periods. Secondary amenorrhea means the woman had periods previously, but now doesn't have periods. Primary amenorrhea means the ...Read more