What is the role of thyroid-stimulating hormone measurement in the evaluation of androgen excess?

Updated: Mar 14, 2018
  • Author: Mohamed Yahya Abdel-Rahman, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism should be evaluated in women with androgen excess. Subclinical thyroid dysfunction may be the cause of anovulation and menstrual irregularities. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is the screening test of choice, particularly in patients with irregular cycles. [68]


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