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Can you tell me if I have an underactive thyroid, could spotting be my first period?

Can you tell me if I have an underactive thyroid, could spotting be my first period?

Confusing question: Your question is confusing. The best way to tell if you have an underactive thyroid is to get a blood test to measure a free T4 and TSH level. Symptoms of low thyroid are nonspecific and can be related to multiple other causes. Having a low thyroid can increase menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I have low thyroid hormone what can I take to get pregnant ?

I have low thyroid hormone what can I take to get pregnant ?

Depends: If that is your only medical problem, you should probably be taking a thyroid supplement. Your chances for conceiving should be good. ...Read more

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What to do if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and underactive thyroid, can I still get pregnant?

What to do if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and underactive thyroid, can I still get pregnant?

PCOS: You can still get pregnant with pcos and hypothyroidism. You may need to take medications to control your thyroid disease and other medications to get you to ovulate. After that time you should be able to conceive. ...Read more

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I have underactive thyroid can I get a tattoo?

I have underactive thyroid can I get a tattoo?

Why?: If you have an underactive thyroid, you should be treating it properly with brand name T4 replacement and keeping it in control. Better you spend the money on medical care and staying healthy than on a tat. Maybe you could get a tattoo of your thyroid or your doctor........ ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant if i have galactorrhea.? Hormone and thyroid levels are fine. I also haven't had a period in 4 months. Can I get pregnant?

Yes: but if your galactorrhea is due to an elevated prolactin level, that can make you relatively or absolutely infertile -- as can other metabolic problems such as obesity, pcos, etc. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i fall pregnant in under active thyriod hormone?what if i do not take meds for it? can I conceive?

Can i fall pregnant in under active thyriod hormone?what if i do not take meds for it? can  I conceive?

Yes,endangers baby &: You're less likely to conceive if you're hypothyroid but it's possible. If you don't take meds there is a greater risk of miscarriage, still birth, pre-eclampsia, placental abruption, postpartum hemorrhage,premature delivery, low birth weight & reduced intelligence of your baby. I don't understand why you would not take meds for it; to not do so is irresponsible. Don't conceive if you won't treat. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, so can I try to get pregnant before my thyroid gets normalized?

I have hypothyroidism, so can I try to get pregnant before my thyroid gets normalized?

Correct before: It does not take long to correct thyroid deficiency with proper medication. Hypothyroidism may make it difficult to get pregnant and may affect the fetus. Correct the disorder before planning to get pregnant. ...Read more

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How can I have an underactive thyroid and still be losing weight constantly?

How can I have an underactive thyroid and still be losing weight constantly?

Many possible reason: Weight loss can be caused by many things and you need further evaluation. Also if you are receiving treatment for your under active thyroid the dose may need to be adjusted ...Read more

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How can I know if I have an underactive thyroid?

How can I know if I have an underactive thyroid?

Tests and Symptoms: Symptoms of low thyroid function are commonly fatigue, weight gain, heavy periods (females), dry skin, hair thinning and loss, depression and constipation. Tsh, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 (if TSH is borderline) as well as some other older tests like morning baseline temperature and tendon reflex testing can all detect low thyroid function. ...Read more

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I am having hypo thyroid. Most of them are saying I can't be able get pregnant and if i do then my child will also get hypothyroid. Is that true.

I am having hypo thyroid. Most of them are saying I can't be able get pregnant and if i do then my child will also get hypothyroid. Is that true.

Partly: .It can DEFINITELY make it harder to get pregnant and increases risk of miscarriage and risks to baby/pregnancy (preterm labor, baby's growth, etc) if it's not fixed - so SUPER important to take the thyroid medication while trying to get pregnant and DURING the pregnancy. It's NOT definite that your baby will have thyroid issues (that's pretty rare in babies) - but there are definite genetic fact ...Read more

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Can having thyriod problems be the reason i cant get pregnant?

Can having thyriod problems be the reason i cant get pregnant?

Yes : yes can be an issue. Suggest see your ob doc and get it tested. A simple TSH can help. Best of luck ...Read more

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Can I still workout with thyroid problem if pregnant?

YES: As long as your thyroid levels are normal...Yes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant with minor pcos without taking any medication . I am suffering from that and having irregular mensturation ? I want to be pregnant ?

Is it possible to get pregnant with minor pcos without taking any medication . I am suffering from that and having irregular mensturation ?  I want to be pregnant ?

Lifestyle changes!: High Insulin levels in pcos cause ovaries to make excessive testosterone, leading to irregular periods and infertility. To reverse high Insulin (and therefore pcos), without using metformin, one has to increase aerobic-level exercises to >180 min/week (causes muscles to use up glucose thereby lowering insulin), and lose fat weight (fat cells make hormones that block Insulin and cause high levels). ...Read more

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I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. And I am 16 years and virgin so can I wait before taking birth control or I have to treat it immediately ?

I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
And I am 16 years and virgin so can I wait before taking birth control or I have to treat it immediately ?

Depends on Symptoms: If you are not having discomfort from irregular periods, you could wait on the Pill. However, if you are gaining wt., developing acne, extra facial hair, thinning of hair on scalp, or having painful and irregular periods, you will need medical treatment. POS and Diabetes are linked, so treatment with Metformin is advised if you have glucose intolerance. See your Doctor or an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I don't have periods imhave a thyroid problem imam on medication for it can I get pregnant what should I do to increases my chanes of getting prego?

Thyroid+Infertility: First things first. Because you're taking synthroid (thyroxine), (thyroxine) make sure your TSH is normal, if not optimized. Pregnancy will affect your synthroid (thyroxine) dose so TSH needs to be repeated regularly. Next, ask family doc for preconception counseling & prenatal vitamin. Then figure out why you're amenorrheic (no periods). Need to figure out reason for no periods as that impacts ovulation & pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have high levels on my thyroid and prostrum and I am wanting to get pregnant. Is there a way I can still get pregnant ?

Not sure what: prosturm is, but if your thyroid level is high it needs to be treated either with radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid drugs until the levels are normalized. It is much more difficult to become pregnant when your thyroid is overactive, and the incidence of miscarriage and other problems increases, so wait until it's normalized for safety. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more