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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Endocrinology 69 years experience
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Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 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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