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Can high TSH levels or hypothyroidism cause miscarriages?

Can high TSH levels or hypothyroidism cause miscarriages?

Yes: Thyroid malfunction, especially hypothyroidism can cause miscarriage. Please see the article below for thyroid function and pregnancy. http://www.nytimes.com/ref/health/healthguide/esn-hypothyroidism-expert.html?pagewanted=all. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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I 'm hypothyroid but i take my dose of eltroxin but my T3 levels are low ..Can this be what causing miscarriages ?

I 'm hypothyroid but i take my dose of eltroxin but my T3 levels are low ..Can this be what causing miscarriages ?

Yes.: Thyroidopathies are a common cause of miscarriages and infertility/amenorrhea. Please consult a perinatologist (mfm) preconceptionally to get your thyroid function under control asap. Some autoimmune anti-thyroid antibodies may also have pathogenic role. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid and on medication. how early to detect pregnancy to adjust levels to avoid miscarriage? ASAP or within a week or two?

Hypothyroid: I would suggest you make sure your thyroid levels are normal before you attempt pregnancy and then follow them closely as soon as you get pregnant and then as you OB or FP directs, ...Read more

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Hi ..I am Aditi..I have hypothyroid.I am bleeding from 25 days.Hcg count changed from 102 to 48 to 15.Is it miscarriage ? reason ? Is D & C required ?

Hi ..I am Aditi..I have hypothyroid.I am bleeding from 25 days.Hcg count changed from 102 to 48 to 15.Is it miscarriage ? reason ? Is D & C required ?

Miscarriage +: Yes, these HCG numbers may indicate a miscarriage which is resolving slowly. Your MD will help you decide if a D & C is necessary especially if this has occurred in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have pcos, hypothyroid& asthma.I miscarried twice.Losing weight is difficult.If I do exercise asthma comes.How do I reduce my weight.I m 5 ft &71kg.?

I have pcos, hypothyroid& asthma.I miscarried twice.Losing weight is difficult.If I do exercise asthma comes.How do I reduce my weight.I m 5 ft &71kg.?

Concerted effort: Effort under guidance is the best. I strongly recommend bariatric surgery; through a program though!. Teamwork including dietician, exercise therapist, sleep specialist, psychologist etc are generally needed for the success. The oft heard success stories on various diet commercials or exercise ones are less likely to be successful en masse, most likely to help is your motivation, diet &exercise. ...Read more

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I read tht TSH rise in pregnancy.I'm hypothyroid n had TSH 4.57 b4 a chemical pregnancy.8 days after 4wk pregnancy miscarriage, its reduced to 0.25. Y?

I read tht TSH rise in pregnancy.I'm hypothyroid n had TSH 4.57 b4 a chemical pregnancy.8 days after 4wk pregnancy miscarriage, its reduced to 0.25. Y?

Thyroid requirements: can vary significantly during pregnancy and lab must be monitored closely. TSH's are commonly low or low normal in early pregnancy. A TSH of 4.75 is too high if you are attempting conception. Check w/your doctor. Make sure you are on brand name replacement for safety and consistency. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more