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Sperm abnormalities: Adverse effects of thyroid dysfunction
Hassan Niroomand , Sima Binaafar , Moein Nasiri , Nasrin Mansournia , Atoosa Bagheri Behzad
Trauma Research Center, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , hassanniroomand@ajaums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Despite the importance of thyroid hormones in reproduction, there are only a few studies that focus on male infertility. The objective of this study was to evaluate semen parameters in patients with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
Materials and methods: Totally, 28 patients with thyroid disorders were evaluated for the semen parameters. Serum TSH and T4 concentrations were measured by ELISA. Complete semen analyses were performed based on WHO.
Results: Pathozoospermia was seen in 32.14% of our patients. Two hyperthyroid patients and seven hypothyroid patients suffered sperm defects. None of pathozoospermia patients showed an alone sperm defects. Sperm multiple anomalies were our main findings.
Conclusion: It seems that sperm characterizes strongly were affected. Although, we have a limited sample size, but sperm multiple abnormalities made our interest findings.
Keywords: Infertility, Semen, Sperm abnormality, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Urology
Received: 2017/10/31 | Accepted: 2017/12/11 | Published: 2018/01/21

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