A 20-year-old female asked:
my boyfriend and i want a baby, would it be safe to get pregnant while i'm suffering from graves' disease?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Philip Kern answered
42 years experience Endocrinology
Graves pregnancy: The graves hyperthyroidism can be controlled, but once you become pregnant, then the use of drugs becomes more difficult. Talk to your endocrinologist. One strategy would be to ablate your thyroid with radioactive iodine, or surgically remove the thyroid, prior to pregnancy.
Answered on Dec 11, 2013
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