Association between TSH status and prevalence of miscarriages and stillbirth




Hypo-/hyperthyroidism, Iodine Intake, IUD, Pregnant Females, TSH.


Thyroid hormones play a significant role in normal human body growth. Abnormalities in thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels can result in pregnancy loss due to miscarriages and intrauterine death (IUD). The objective of the study was to assess the levels of association of thyroid stimulating hormone with miscarriages and IUD. The descriptive study involving 110 samples between 18-40 years of age fulfilling inclusion criteria were sampled for TSH testing (2ml blood) after attaining their written informed consent. The mean age of participants was 29.49±4.26 year. The prevalence of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism was 3.64% and 2.73%, respectively. Complications like gestational hypertension, depression and oligomenorrhea were found prevalent in these females. Majority of females were taking high/low iodine than recommended iodine level (150mcg). This work shows that there is a significant association between pregnancy loss and disturbed TSH levels among pregnant females.


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KALEEM, A., JAVED, R., KHALIL, K., IQTEDAR, M.., ABDULLAH, R., RIAZ , L.., AHMAD, N. and ASLAM, F.., 2021. Association between TSH status and prevalence of miscarriages and stillbirth. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 37, pp. e37022. [Accessed27 February 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v37n0a2021-53854. Available from:



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