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Can hypothyroidism affect fertility?

Can hypothyroidism affect fertility?

Yes: Abnormal thyroid function, either high or low, can affect fertility. It can also affect the development of the fetus, so you want to make sure thyroid levels are normal during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Can hyperthyroid affect conceiving?

Can hyperthyroid affect conceiving?

Hyperthyroid/fertile: Hyperthyroidism can be associated with anovulation and menstrual irregularities in some cases, preventing fertility, but not always. You should consult your endocrinologist and obstetrician to see if your ability to conceive might be optimized by tighter control of your hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism affect fertility?

Does hypothyroidism affect fertility?

Yes: Abnormal thyroid function, whether hyper- or hypo-thyroidism is associated with reproductive problems in women. Generally when thyroid levels are normalized with treatment, reproductive outcomes can be excellent. ...Read more

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Can liver problems affect fertility and cause miscarriage?

Can liver problems affect fertility and cause miscarriage?

Yes: The liver is necessary for metabolism of hormones and if the disease is severe enough it does cause problems with pregnancy and fertility. Mild disease is less of a problem. Active hepatitis also can infect the fetus and cause problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can phentermine affect pcos? and help fertility

Can phentermine affect pcos? and help fertility

Weight loss: The 1st treatment for PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) in overweight/obese women is weight loss, which must be a total lifestyle change in eating&exercise habits. In some cases, appetite suppressants (eg phentermine) can be helpful as a short-term aid; as weight comes off & appetite signals start working properly, it is no longer needed. Without permanent lifestyle change, phentermine = failure. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect thyroid disease?

How does pregnancy affect thyroid disease?

Many ways: It depends on the type of thyroid problem. Hypothyroid women may need more thyroid in each trimester. By delivery many patients are taking half again more thyroid replacement. Hyperthyroidism is more complicated due to the different causes of hyperthyroidism. Any hyperthyroid woman should be followed by an endocrinologist or high risk obstetrical team to determine the best type and amount of meds. ...Read more

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Can alcoholism affect male fertility?

Can alcoholism affect male fertility?

Yes: Alcohol use in men may have negative effects on sperm (decreased semen volume, movement, shape, and count), with inflammation and increased white blood cells in the semen. Alcohol intake is associated with lower levels of fuel (gonadotropins) from the brain and direct effects on the testes leading to lower testosterone. Interestingly, a specific component of red wine, myricetin may affect sperm. ...Read more

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Which medications can affect my fertility?

Which medications can affect my fertility?

Many types: Some medicines can make your menstrual periods irregular. Sometimes too much of a medicine (for instance too much thyroid medicine) can affect your cycles. Sometimes taking too much Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) around the time of ovulation can decrease fertility. But the vast majority of medicine do not affect fertility at all. ...Read more

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Can primary ammenorhea affect fertility?

Can primary ammenorhea affect fertility?

Yes: A women who has amenorrhea has no periods, and in most cases does not ovulate or lacks the ability to respond to reproductive hormones. Some causes for infertility from primary amenorrhea are treatable and others are not. ...Read more

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Can adderal affect pregnancy?

Can adderal affect pregnancy?

Maybe: There is no definite answer to that question. The fda lists it as 'category c' which means that there either were no animal or human studies, or that animal studies showed effects on the fetus, but there have been no controlled human studies. You and your doctors should weigh the potential risks against the benefits. ...Read more

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Can scabies affect fertility?

Can scabies affect fertility?

No: But are highly contagious and bothersome see your doctor to be sure it is scabies. ...Read more

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Can pinworms affect fertility?

Can pinworms affect fertility?

No: But cause a lot of bothersome itching and are very contagious if you scratch and do not wash hands and scrub under nails. They come out at night and deposit eggs. When you scratch and dont have good hygeine the touch something eggs ate deposited. Someone else touches it the puts hands in mouth and the get the pin worms. The cycle continues. There are prescription medications to cure them. ...Read more

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Can sertraline affect hypothyroidism or TSH levels?

Can sertraline affect hypothyroidism or TSH levels?

No: Ssris may decrease T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels - but not below the normal range nor by increasing TSH significantly so that it is safe to give sertraline to hypothyroid patients. ...Read more

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Can thyroidectomy (sub-total) affect fertility in women?

Can thyroidectomy (sub-total) affect fertility in women?

Only if...: Thyroid levels are not normal. Prolactin should also always be checked in thyroid conditions. ...Read more

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How will hyperthyroid affect pregnancy?

Thyroid & pregnancy: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy is grave's disease. Most women and babies will not experience any significant problems if the graves' is mild. Treatment is with a drug to lower the thyroid production. Risk of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy: hypertension with protein in urine (increase risk of pre-eclampsia), infection, iron def anemia. Baby might have hyperthyroidism as well. ...Read more

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How can hypothyroidism negatively affect the heart and circulatory system?

How can hypothyroidism  negatively affect the heart and circulatory system?

Slows metabolism: The thyroid hormone is essential for proper functioning of most if not all organs in the body. Low thyroid levels can lead to slowing and/or weakness of the heart muscle because of poor utilization of the energy supply to the heart in the setting of low thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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How does being obese affect fertility and responce to fertility medications?

How does being obese affect fertility and responce to fertility medications?

Reduced fertility: Being obese has been shown to be a factor to reduced your chances of getting pregnant. Since being overweight also decreases your health, one should lose as much weight as they can, get healthy, and then get pregnant. You'll have the best chance of getting a healthy baby that way, and less chance of having complications. ...Read more

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Does hashimptos affect fertility?

Does hashimptos affect fertility?

Correct hypothyroid: When women have hypothyroidism, a common problem is increase of another hormone called prolactin. Causes less release of lh, and a loss of Progesterone receptor site sensitivity, and a loss in sensitivity to fsh in the follicle. All of these losses lead to problems with ovulation, and they also mess with the communication to the pituitary gland. If hypothyroidism under control conception occurrs. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
578 doctors shared insights

Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, accelerating the body's metabolism, causing weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more