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Is getting pregnant harder with hashimotos and presence of ana antibodies?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Preg/autoimune dx: If Hasimotos check thyroid function. Hypothyroidism makes pregnancy/fetal life harder . If ANA + check for anti-phopholipid antibodies -it increases rate of miscarriage; some are on aspirin low dose through 34-36 weeks pregnancy. Check for anticardiolipin antibodies as well.F/U w/ rheumatologist -pregnancy expert . Dr Jill Buyon -NYU or Dr. Salmon -H of spec surg . www.lupus.org
Answered on May 7, 2016
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