The correlation between thyroid hormones, reproductive hormones, body mass index (BMI) and hirsute in Iraqi women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).


This research was conducted to study the relationship between the polycystic ovarysyndrome (PCOS) and thyroid disorders. The study includes 50 infertile Iraqi women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and 20 healthy women. Blood samples were collected from the Infertility Center of AL-Yarmok Teaching Hospital in Baghdad, during the period from November, 2010 to May, 2011. The age of infertile and fertile women was ranged from 16 to 45 years. Hormonal study of Estradiol (E2), Luteinizing hormone (LH), Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), Testosterone (T),Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) , Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxin(T4) was done for each patient. The results showed that there is a significant (P <0.05) decrease in E2 and FSH levels in PCOS women comparing with fertile women. Also a significant (P <0.05) increase in LHFSH was detected in PCOS women and fertile women and non-significant (P <0.05) differences in testosterone,TSH,T3 and T4 levels between infertile and fertile women.The hormonal profile according to Body mass index -BMI was showed to be significantly (P <0.05) decreased in testosterone in obese and overweight PCOS women, significant (P <0.05) decrease in FSH level in obese PCOS women and no significant differences in E2 and LH levels.According to the hirsute in PCOS women the hormonal profile showed a significant (P <0.05) decrease in E2 and FSH levels in hirsute PCOS women, no significant differences in LH levels and elevated in testosterone levels but without significance in hirsute PCOS