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A 25-year-old female asked:

Following total thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer, i am on 150mcg of thyroxine, to suppress my tsh. (0.03) could this be why i can't get pregnant?

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Dr. Alan Mindlin
51 years experience
Unkown answer: You need to consult your endocrinologist and OB to see if there are problemsthat need correcting.
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Dr. Herbert Hoover
- Select Specialities - 52 years experience
Possibly, not likely: After a total thyroidectomy for cancer, it is important to take enough synthroid (thyroxine) to suppress the TSH but it is probably not critical to keep it as low as .03. You should discuss it with your physician or endocrinologist to see if the dose could be lowered slightly but i doubt that that is your fertility issue. It might be worth a trial.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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