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Can pregnancy trigger goiter?

Can pregnancy trigger goiter?

Hashimotos : Most cases of goiter are autoimmune in nature. This means your own body is sending antibodies to inflame the gland. Pregnancy is one of the peak times of physiologic stress where this happens. The others are adolescence and menopause. Your doctor can measure antibodies and thyroid function. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Foods to avoid in early pregnancy which cause miscarriage?

Foods to avoid in early pregnancy which cause miscarriage?

Food is safe: No food is known to cause miscarriage. Avoid alcohol. Take a pre-natal vitamin with folic acid. Anticipate joy. ...Read more

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Can women with toxi nodular goiter not get pregnant?

Can women with toxi nodular goiter not get pregnant?

Fertility: Hyperthyroidism will sometimes impair fertility. Once the hyperthyroidism is controlled with medications, fertility should be restored. ...Read more

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Can anemia mimic pregnancy in certain situations?

Can anemia mimic pregnancy in certain situations?

Anemia & Preg: Anemia and pregnancy both can cause fatigue. Anemia is not sinonimus of iron deficiency. Symptoms of early pregnancy may be breast tenderness, increase in frequency to urinate and missing period which none are cause by anemia. Pregnancy may be associated to anemia too. ...Read more

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Can stress cause fibromyalgia during pregnancy?

Can stress cause  fibromyalgia during pregnancy?

Yes: Unfortunately, the truthful answer to the question is yet, but in many cases, we will see many women with fibromyalgia and certain other auto-immune disorders actually improve during their pregnancies. For unexplained reasons, joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue, and other symptoms can improve during pregnancy. However, there is a risk for a relapse in the post-partum time period. ...Read more

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Can seafood cause false hyperthyroidism?

Can seafood cause false hyperthyroidism?

No false hyperthyroi: No. Seafood contains iodine. A big dose of iodine can cause hyperthyroidism is some susceptible people with an established goiter, but this is uncommon in the us, since there is a lot of iodine in our diets, with or without seafood. ...Read more

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Can pregnacy cause elevation in thyroid?

Can pregnacy cause elevation in thyroid?

Yes mildly: Two pregnancy-related hormones, human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) and estrogen, cause increased thyroid hormone levels in the blood. Made by the placenta, HCG is similar to TSH and mildly stimulates the thyroid to produce more thyroid hormone. Increased estrogen produces higher levels of thyroid-binding globulin( thyroxine-binding globulin) a protein that transports thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Can smoking during pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Can smoking during pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Don't smoke!: Smoking has many negative effects on the the baby's well-being. It has been associated with increased miscarriages, stillbirth, premature labor, low birth weight, and problems with the placenta (placenta previa and abruption). If you are pregnant, avoid smoking for your health and the baby's. ...Read more

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Can molar pregnancy cause panic attacks?

Can molar pregnancy cause panic attacks?

Seek support: Look into getting some psychological help along with medical attention. A molar pregnancy can be devastating whether or not you are wanting to be pregnant. The good news is that there is effective treatment out there for panic attacks. You need to take the time to get yourself individual help. Seek support. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can infertility or pregnancy loss emotions be triggered years later?

Can infertility or pregnancy loss emotions be triggered years later?

Yes, variable: Infertility and pregnancy loss are emotional, stressful events in anyone's life. I suspect that this is true for similarly emotional times in people's lives. I am not a psychiatrist but my experience suggests your suspicions are correct. We have great mental health professionals who can assist you dealing with these feelings. Hopefully, you had a successful outcome to balance the losses. ...Read more

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Can depression in pregnancy be cured?

Can depression in pregnancy be cured?

Can be treated: Just like depression in non-pregnant people, there are effective treatments that can help. The most common treatment for depression is anti-depressant medication, talk therapy, or both. If you have symptoms of depression such as sad mood, suicidal thoughts, little pleasure in life, or changes in energy/appetite/sleep, you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid affect a pregnancy ultrasound?

Only if the: Thyroid level is abnormal and causes changes to either the fetus or the placenta. Hopefully, your thyroid level is normal, as abnormal levels increase the risk of pregnancy complications. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause bipolar?

Can pregnancy cause bipolar?

Not directly: Pregnancy cannot cause bipolar, but if you are bipolar or are genetically predisposed to bipolar then the hormonal changes of pregnancy can exacerbate the mood swings. To some extent mood swings may be normal during pregnancy. There are some medications used for bipolar that are safer than others during pregnancy. See a psychiatrist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Can a rh+ baby during pregnancy can lead to hemolytic disease?

Can a rh+ baby during pregnancy can lead to hemolytic disease?

Yes. But only...: Mom would need to be rh negative. This would sensitize the mom, producing an anti-rh antibody that can cross the placenta and began to hemolyze the rh positive cells of the infant. This can began to occur early in the pregnancy, making the unborn child very sick. Or it can be detected at birth and cause prolonged jaundice. Subsequent children may be more affected. Mom needs rhogam. ...Read more

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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more