A 29-year-old female asked:

Hyperthyroid and positive antibodies at 7 months postpartum. by 10 months pp my thyroid was normal. tsh always normal before pregnancy.hashimotos?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 47 years experience
Postpartum thyroid: There is a condition known as postpartum thyroiditis which, in contradistinction to most thyroiditis, begins with a period of HYPERthyroidism as you describe. It is most common in women who had pre-existing thyroid antibodies in their blood but normal TSH/normal thyroid function. Usually no treatment is required. This whole scenario is likely related to Hashimoto's. Antibodies likely to remain.
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