A 38-year-old female asked:
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i am hypothyroid and on medication. how early to detect pregnancy to adjust levels to avoid miscarriage? asap or within a week or two?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Hypothyroid: I would suggest you make sure your thyroid levels are normal before you attempt pregnancy and then follow them closely as soon as you get pregnant and then as you OB or FP directs,
Answered on Oct 24, 2014

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