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Chemical Pregnancy And Hyperthyroidism
My last period may 1721st. Had miscarriage jun 20. Got Depo-Provera aug 1st. DIdn't get 2nd inject due 2 hyperthyroidism. Had sex 5 this morning can I be preg?
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): While it is not likely, after only a single dose, this could be the time you are ovulating. You might consider the morning after pill and speak with your physician about contraceptive alternatives. ...Read more
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
Hyperthyroidism: I agree with dr. Chapa's answer. In addition, recent research has suggested that ptu (propylthiouracil) has more adverse effects than methimazole, with fda slapping a black box warning on ptu (propylthiouracil) regarding liver toxicity potential recently. According to latest guidelines from aace & american thyroid association, Methimazole is the preferred agent. Ptu (propylthiouracil) is to be used in the first trimester, Methimazole subsequently after. ...Read more
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
Yes in early pregncy: Propylthiourucil (ptu) is the preferred drug during the first trimester, after that Methimazole is safer. It is recommended that the lowest effective dose be used. ...Read more
No: It would not cause a false positive pregnancy test. ...Read more
Category "D": Ptu (propylthiouracil) works by preventing a final stage of thyroid hormone assembly in the gland. The fetal gland is generally finished forming by 11wks, & they begin to make their own hormone. While most would avoid ptu (propylthiouracil) after 11 wks, it is a better choice for early pregnancy than some alternatives. You need to discuss your pregnancy concerns with your dr & come up with a plan that works for u & baby. ...Read more
I had hyperthyroid during my pregnancy. Now my baby is three months old n I still have overactive thyroid. Is it true that It will continue forever?
Possibly: It sounds like you have Graves disease that started during pregnancy. About 20-30% of patients with this will go into remission while taking antithyroid drugs. However, that means that 70-80% of patients will have recurrence of hyperthyroidism when they stop the medication. The options then are to do surgery to remove most of the thyroid, or receive radioactive iodine. ...Read more
I am suffer with hyperthyroid problem. Daily I was taken medicine, but I want to be pregnant. Please suggest home remedies for pregnancy?
No home remedy: There is no home remedy. If you want to be pregnant make sure your hyperthyroidism has been successfully treated by either antithyroid drugs or radioiodine. Fix the thyroid before you attempt to become pregnant. Hyperthyroidism reduces fertility, it's your body's way of telling you not to get pregnant at this time until it's fixed. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism?!!! Read about it on one of my pregnancy apps & now I'm very worried!! How does it happen?! Should I worry?!! Omgosh
I was just told I have hyperthyroidism. I am also 13 weeks pregnant how will this affect my baby/pregnancy. They will give me an u/s to check the baby?
Is it Graves'?: Hi. Thyroid hormone doesn't cross the placenta well, so your hyperthyroidism per se won't hurt the baby. If it's Graves' disease, the Graves' antibodies can cross the placenta and sometimes cause fetal goiter and hyperthyroidism. If you are treated with PTU (propylthiouracil) (by week 13, you can also use methimazole), that can affect fetal thyroid, and dose should be kept as low as reasonable. Good luck! ...Read more
Is it possible to have Hashimoto's, start out hyperthyroid during pregnancy and slowly become hypothyroid and not gain a considerable amount of weight?
Early Hashimotos THYROIDITIS can result in elevated thyroid hormone levels and later on as the organ gets replaced by inflammatory tissue the thyroid function can fall! SYMPTOMS however do NOT necessarily reflect the laboratory findings. A CLINICAL evaluation by a Board Certified Endocrinologist is advised!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Other pregnancy safe hyperthyroid medication? I am almost 16 weeks, I refuse to take PTU, (propylthiouracil) its the worst medicine ever created, why not coat them?
Ask your: Doctor about methimazole if you can't take PTU (propylthiouracil). ...Read more
Doctor said that I've hyperthyroidism, I have TSH 0.29, and 17& oh-p 0.58; last two month I've follicular cyst, is it problem for pregnancy?
One mildly: Depressed TSH does not conclusively prove you have hyperthyroidism -- more testing and further evaluation are needed. If you are already pregnant, a moderate percentage of pregnant women will have mildly decreased tsh's particularly early in pregnancy, even with a normal functioning thyroid gland. Check w/your physician. ...Read more
See a specialist: You need to be very closely monitored by a high-risk obstetrician and maternal fetal medicine specialist. They will need to coordinate your care very carefully with your cardiologist/endocrinologist and good communication of these team members is essential. You will need frequent visits. ...Read more
Missed 3 periods, negatives pregnancy test. Hyperthyroidism not currently on medications. Can hyperthyroidism cause a false negative, or stop ovulation?
Hyperthyroidism. ..: & hypothhyroidism, for that matter, can certainly affect ovulation. The thyroid really needs to function normally for healthy pregnancy & baby to result. I don't think there is anything specific about hyperthyroidism that would cause a false negative pregnancy test; typically an error in testing (imprecise following of directions) is to blame. Work with your doctor to optimize thyroid function. ...Read more
I performed two pregnancy test. Results were negative. But I still didn't get menses. Last mense date was 2nd feb. I have hyperthyroidism. Reason for delay?
May be thyroid: Hyperthyroidism can definitely affect fertility, ovulation, and menses frequency, duration, and flow. But if you've had the hyperthyroidism since February, and still aren't having periods, it may be time to look a little deeper. I would hope that your hyperthyroidism would have been treated and showing some response to treatment in 5 months. If so, the periods should become more regular soon. ...Read more
Thyroid nodule: The thyroid nodule is not likely to be caused by pregnancy. Transient mild hyperthyroidism can sometimes be seen in the first trimester but should resolve as long as it is not an underlying problem that has not been diagnosed. Would suggest repeating labs for thyroid function at 16-18 weeks. Should talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Hyperthyroid and positive antibodies at 7 months postpartum. By 10 months pp my thyroid was normal. Tsh always normal before pregnancy. Hashimotos?
Postpartum thyroid: There is a condition known as postpartum thyroiditis which, in contradistinction to most thyroiditis, begins with a period of HYPERthyroidism as you describe. It is most common in women who had pre-existing thyroid antibodies in their blood but normal TSH/normal thyroid function. Usually no treatment is required. This whole scenario is likely related to Hashimoto's. Antibodies likely to remain. ...Read more
I m feeling/seeing movements in my stomach have taken pregnancy tests even a blood pregnancy test and they were all negitive I am 32 I had a tubel ligation in 11/03 isuffered with hyperthyroidism for years until in 10/09 I had a total thyroidectomy I now
Movements: I don't think you are pregnant check with your OB gyn ...Read more
Could: So monitor thyroid lab tests monthly, and MD needs to adjust doses if necessary ...Read more
I have hyperthyroid and I had sex with my bf. I did pregnency test and it showed positive. Does it show false result.
a chemical pregnancy is simply a very early miscarriage. It happens so rapidly that the pregnancy test goes up and then back down in just a matter of a few days. Otten the only other symptom is a heavy or delayed period.
Dr brown. ...Read more