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A 62-year-old female asked:

Question about synthroid (thyroxine) during pregnancy. granddaughter was given less thyroid med than she needed. lev. was 33. will this hurt baby? upset with dr.

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Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Hypothyroidism: during pregnancy can affect the overall development of the baby. The extent to which the baby is affected depends on the duration and degree of untreated hypothyroidism.
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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32 years experience
Need more data: Hi. Was the dose still being adjusted when she got pregnant? Thyroid dose often needs to be increased early in pregnancy. All OB's know that and will either manage or refer to an endocrinologist. "Lev. was 33"...hmmm. Many "levels" in the body and thyroid function. Are you referring to TSH? That's my guess, but we're really not here to guess. She can get data and info from OB. Good luck to her!
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