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A 31-year-old male asked:

i have hiperthiroid problem last 7 yr i m not take my medicine(thyronorm 50) last 30month.i have 1yr child. does it efect my child soon or later?

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Dr. Kathleen Hands
Endocrinology 67 years experience
Autoimmune?: If you had graves' disease it is autoimmune disorder which are familial and tend to be passes along to the children. Up to 50% may get an autoimmune disease as well.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Unfortunately, yes.: A fetus is dependent on maternal thyroid hormones for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy till it can make its own. Thyroid hormones are important for fetal brain development, which occurs the 3rd -8th week after conceiving & continues throughout pregnancy & beyond. Tell your pediatrician & seek evaluation of your child's growth & development at your state's Early Intervention Program.

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Last updated May 31, 2014

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