A 24-year-old female asked:
Thyroid antibodies >1300, tsh=1.58 on thyroxine 100 mcg and thyrowel can i get pregnant nw, any problem can get to child if so?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
If you cannot get: Pregnant, it should not be because of your thyroid or the antibodies. That is, as long as thyroid hormone is properly replaced? Some experts recommend keeping the TSH in the bottom 1/3 during pregnancy. Tsh goes down as thyroid hormone levels normalize because of feedback loop. You should be fine, it sounds like tou had graves disease, a common cause of low thyroid; stay on replacement.
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Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Yes and no : Yes you can get pregnant now. Women with thyroid disease do have a slightly higher risk of complications during pregnancy, but most of them have normal pregnancies. You will need to have your levels checked regularly during pregnancy, and your dose of medication will probably need to be increased. Many women need about a 50% increase in their dose. The baby should be fine.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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