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what should i do if i have a thyroid condition and i want to conceive?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Get stable first: Thyroid conditions are common. They don't necessarily mean problems during pregnancy if your condition is treated adequately before and during pregnancy. So get diagnosed and treatment and, once stable, feel free to get pregnant.
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Thyorid & pregnancy: The thyroid gland is critical to ovulation and pregnancy. If you have a thyroid condition check with your internist that the dose of medication that you're taking is keeping your thyroid in optimal balance.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Could having general anesthesia just before conception be dangerous to my baby?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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No: Medications used during anesthesia are out of your system very quickly. There would be no risk during pregnancy having anesthesia befor conception. Even during pregnancy anesthesia is sometimes required for various surgical emergencies.
A 28-year-old member asked:

How long do I have to wait to conceive after a c-section and still birth?

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Dr. Felecia Dawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
6-8 weeks: Your body should technically be healed from the surgery in 6-8 weeks. Make sure you have emotionally and spiritually healed from your loss, which usually takes longer. Some research shows that spacing your pregnancies out to 2-3 years is better for the mother and child. That may not be practical in situations of loss or older prospective moms.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What test is used to diagnose thyroid problems?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Tests: Thyroid tests include two kinds -- function and physical appearance. One does not exclude the other. Lab testing can tell the function and antibody lab tests can tell inflammation. There are also lab tests for certain tumors. Radiology tests can tell the appearance ie nodules, inflammation, cysts, enlargement.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Will the person be awake with an endotracheal tube in his throat?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
General anesthesia : At the end of the procedure, your anesthesia provider emerges you from general anesthesia. Well done there is no awareness of the endotracheal tube for the patient.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are common thyroid problems?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Thryoid problems: The three most common thyroid problems are hypothyroid (low function), hyperthyroid (high function) and thyroid nodules. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves' disease. Thyroid nodules are very common and are seen more with advancement of technology. Most thyroid nodules are not cancerous.

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