A 56-year-old member asked:
How is graves' disease typically managed during pregnancy?
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Dr. Vinaya Simha answered
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Medications: During pregnancy, radioactive iodine is not an option, and medications such as ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can be used. Ptu (propylthiouracil) is preferred, especially during the first trimester as there is lesser risk of causing harm to the baby's development. Very mild hyperthyroidism during pregnancy can be followed without any treatment.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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