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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Graves pregnancy: Radioiodine is not used in pregnancy. It will destroy the baby's thyroid. Usually medications (ptu (propylthiouracil) (propylthiouracil) preferred) a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Small risk: It will only occur in 1-5% of babies born to mothers with graves' disease so the risk is low but not nill.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several: The antibodies can cross the placenta and cause thyroid problems in the baby. Also if you are not well controlled your pulse can be elevated, you nau ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinaya Simha
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Medications: During pregnancy, radioactive iodine is not an option, and medications such as ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can be used. Ptu (propylthiourac ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlon White
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is considered the treatment of choice during pregnancy for graves, if your endocrinologist believes treatment is needed.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
High Risk: Patients with addison's disease can certainly carry pregnancies. However, due to the nature of this disease, planning before the pregnancy with your ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Thyroid pill: It's treated just like in someone without pregnancy, except at a higher dose. The treatment of choice is a pill: levothyroxine or the brand name prod ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid, the most common cause for low thyroid. Antibodies that diagnose it (thyroglobulin and thy ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Only if untreated.: It would be rare to pass away from graves disease or hashimoto disease, as these diseases are easy to diagnose and treat in this era. Very rarely, if ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
No: It can happen, but is relatively uncommon -- less than 1/3 of the time. If you're successfully treated, the chances of developing graves' eye disease ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes: Yes, not only high thyroid state can affect the pregnant mother but also the unborn fetus. Check with your endocrinologist that you are on proper trea ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Symptoms vary: Many of the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, blurred vision, polyuria, are common symptoms that can occur from many different conditions. If your blood ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Thyroid and heart: The simple and straightforward answer is yes - it is possibly serious and you must find out as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience in Endocrinology
Check levels: If the thyroid is under active, your dosage requirement for thyroid hormone replacement may change during pregnancy. It is important that your thyroi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: The CHF may be secondary to hyperthyrodism and may improve with thyroid treatment. If you have CHF and develop graves disease it can certainly make i ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Improve it: Probably it will improve as one disease gets under control. The initial stages of treatment however may cause stress on the body which will stress the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Biggs
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Usually successful: Success rates with i131 depend on the dose chosen, so you need to talk to your doctor on this. There are 2 schools of thought on dosing. Some doctors ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
22 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid disease?: You will need to clarify what you mean by thyroid disease. Most common thyroid problem is hypothyroidism (low hormone levels). You you can still get ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not especially: THe autoimmune disease attacking the thyroid is not directly associated with the heart. THe activated thyroid can cause the heart to beat very rapidly ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes, but ...: While your database is highly suggestive of a person at risk for celiac disease, the diagnosis still hinges on a diagnostic small bowel biopsy. Once ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Occurs w/hyperthyroi: Any form of hyperthyroidism can lead to decreased or even absent menses. Conversely, underactive or hypothyroidism can lead to heavy and frequent men ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Some meds are ok: A patient with raynaud's, thyroid disease, and high BP can work closely with his primary care, endocrinology, and rheumatology doctors to identify the ... Read More
A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Genetic causes: Sorry to hear your baby has addison's. There are several different forms, some more serious than others, & the cause depends on what type of addison's ... Read More

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