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Is hypothyroidism linked to infertility in women?

By Dra. Rut Gómez de Segura.
Last Update: 06/15/2020

Yes, any alteration of the hormonal function affects the rest of the hormones and, therefore, can influence the reproductive function of both women and men.

In the case of women, alterations in ovulation have been reported and a higher rate of miscarriages in patients who present altered values in their thyroid hormones.

Sometimes, hypothyroidism is caused by immunity, and hyperimmunity itself can be associated with a decline in fertility.

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Dra. Rut Gómez de Segura
Dra. Rut Gómez de Segura
Gynecologist
Graduation in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Alcalá de Henares. Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital Costa del Sol in Marbella. Dr Rut Gómez de Segura currently works as medical director in the fertility center ProcreaTec in Madrid.
Licence number: 28/2908776
Gynecologist. Graduation in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Alcalá de Henares. Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital Costa del Sol in Marbella. Dr Rut Gómez de Segura currently works as medical director in the fertility center ProcreaTec in Madrid. Licence number: 28/2908776.