Thyroid Function and Prolactin Secretion in Women with Menstrual Disorders and/or Infertility

  • Heinz G. Bohnet
  • Keiichi Kato
  • Detlef Niemann


Secretion patterns of TSH and prolactin (PRL) after stimulation tests with TRH and metoclopramide (MCP), respectively, were investigated in 313 women with infertility and/or menstrual disorders. Stimulated TSH and PRL serum levels, but not their basal levels, revealed a statistically significant correlation (p<0.05), also indicating an interdependence between hyperprolactinemia and hypothyroidism (p<0.05). A PRL stimulation test with MCP appears to reflect patho- and physiological conditions of these patients more accurately than does that with TRH.


Prolactin Secretion Menstrual Disorder Latent Hypo Latent Hypothyroidism Hyper Hyper 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz G. Bohnet
    • 1
  • Keiichi Kato
    • 1
  • Detlef Niemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Hormone and Fertility DisordersHamburgWest Germany

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