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Sample Sidebar Module

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قسم علوم الحياة

Reyam E. Ahmed        &      Makarim Q. Al-lami
   Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

 

Abstract

Sixty women with age ranges from (18-40) years have been involved in this study, divided into two groups; the first group involved 30 women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the second group involved 30 women without PCOS. The descriptive data [age, weight, height and the body mass index (BMI)] and reproductive history [age at menarche, duration of menarche, age at marriage, duration of marriage, age at first childbirth and parity] have been recorded. Blood samples were collected from the studied women to determine the levels of anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).

The results showed a significant (p<0.05) increase in AMH levels in women with PCOS compared with women without PCOS, while there were non-significant (p>0.05) differences in FSH levels between women with PCOS and women without PCOS.

Regarding the correlation between AMH levels and other studied parameters, a non-significant correlation was found between AMH levels on one hand and age , the value of BMI, and duration of menarche on the other hand in women with PCOS, while a significant negative correlation was found in women without PCOS. A significant positive correlation was observed between AMH levels and duration of marriage in women with PCOS, while a significant negative correlation was found in women without PCOS. A significant negative correlation was found between AMH levels and age at first child birth in women with PCOS, while a non-significant correlation was found in women without PCOS.

Concerning the correlation between FSH levels and other studied parameters, a non-significant correlation was found between FSH levels on one hand and age, duration of menarche and duration of marriage on the other hand in women with PCOS, while a significant positive correlation was found in women without PCOS.

In conclusion, the measurement of serum AMH could be a useful tool for diagnosing PCOS and for assessing ovarian ageing.

Keywords: Anti-mullerian hormone, Follicle stimulating hormone, Polycystic ovary syndrome.