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A 40-year-old male asked about a 28-year-old female:

My wife, second pregnancy, 26 weeks, has hypothyroidism, like in first pregnancy, doc only found out/gave prescription for med at 25 weeks, isn't too late?

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Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Hopefully not: It depends on the levels of her tsh, t4. Most likely her levels were within normal limits. Your thyroid hormone levels can change during pregnancy so probably they were checked every trimester or every month. Hypothyroidism can affect the fetus' thyroid and cause a syndrome called cretinism. Hopefully her levels have been within the limits all along!

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Last updated Nov 27, 2013

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