Prolonged periods since 2 weeks. (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Dr. Priyanka Gajre., MBBS


Medical Case Details:

A 28-year-old unmarried female is on thyroxine for hypothyroidism. She was advised to increase the dose of thyroxine from 50 to 75 mcg. After the change in dosage, she had an irregular cycle and spotting for 10 days before periods. Also, she complains prolonged bleeding of more than 12 days.



    Dr. Priyanka Gajre
    Family Physician

    What is the immediate line of management? Thank you

    05.Jan, 09:17pm

    Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar
    Homeopathic Physician

    Thyroid hormone replacement are well tolerated, but some times these may show side effects like elevation of thyroid hormone levels causes toxic effect, symptoms include chest pain, tachycardia, excessive sweating, heat intolerance, nervousness, head ache, weight loss and fever and some women may experience of irregular menstrual cycles.
    So go for again for thyroid function tests should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects.
    I think it is better to reduce dosage for some time to maintain normal menstrual cycle, and also need to checkup for hormone levels of female sexual hormones.

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    06.Jan, 09:46am

    Dr. Nadim

    I consider a pelvic ultrasound to R/O other causes of dysfunctional uterine bleeding DUB ,as fibroid , endometrial polyp or thickness

    21.Aug, 07:58pm

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