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Could lupus cause you to have intrauterine growth restriction?

Could lupus cause you to have intrauterine growth restriction?

Lupus: Is autoimmune disease and antibodies can affect pregnancy as far as outcome is concern greatly. High risk pregnancy specialist (perinatologist) should be involved in management of pregnancy. ...Read more

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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


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What causes intrauterine growth restriction and can it be treated? Does is mean the baby will definitely be underweight at birth and/or born early?

What causes intrauterine growth restriction and can it be treated? Does is mean the baby will definitely be underweight at birth and/or born early?

Many possibilities: This is a descriptive term rather than a diagnosis. IUGR can be a problem with babies placenta, a problem with their genetic or chromosome makeup, reflection of an infection during pregnancy, maternal health issues, and more. The outcome of such a pregnancy depends on the cause. Sometimes this can be discovered during pregnancy & sometimes not. ...Read more

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Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but I eat healthily.

Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but I eat healthily.

Consult with OB-GYN: Not knowing more about you it's very important that you talk about this finding with your ob-gyn for the sake of your baby and your emotional state of mind. You only want the best for this baby and your want to do everything to insure a healthy child is born. ...Read more

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Are there any diet restrictions if I have hypothyroidism?

Are there any diet restrictions if I have hypothyroidism?

Most foods are OK: You were probably started on levothyroxine for hypothyroid treatment. Certain dietary products like coffee, fiber, and soy may slightly decrease the body’s absorption of levothyroxine. You needn’t avoided these foods, but talk with your doctor before making a large change in your diet. Blood tests can determine if you are absorbing enough medication. ...Read more

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What causes fetal growth restriction?

What causes fetal growth restriction?

MF/placental factors: Maternal-fetal and placental etiologies can all cause fetal growth restriction. Severa fetal syndromes can lead to fgr (e.g. Down, patau, triploidy, edwards, noonan's, digeorge). Multifetal pregnancies are at increased risk for fgr; this can result in fetal demise, fetal brain injury, cerebral palsy or even normal outcomes in non-syndromic cases. Placental infarcts, hypertension, lupus: culprits. ...Read more

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How do I know if adopted child has growth hormone deficiency, wrong birthdate, or growth restriction?

How do I know if adopted child has growth hormone deficiency, wrong birthdate, or growth restriction?

Have them evaluated: We approach them as an unknown, repeat the basic vaccines and evaluate their needs individually. A growth evaluation often starts with a proposed date of birth, charted height/weights when known & a wrist hand x-ray for bone age. Another study in 6m to a year can see if the bone maturity is progressing. If slow, a hormonal evaluation would be reasonable. If normal, its okay to just watch. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid cause delayed growth in adults rather than wt. Gain? Never had unexpected wt gain until same time as getting dx of hypo. At 26 y/0

Can hypothyroid cause delayed growth in adults rather than wt. Gain? Never had unexpected wt gain until same time as getting dx of hypo. At 26 y/0

Unrelated in adult: Hypothyroidism in infants or children would be picked up when it began to interfere with growth. Growth assessment is part of routine checkups & leads to a drop off in growth rate. Linear growth stops in most females by 17 and males 18 when growth centers close. It is almost a decade since your linear growth was expected to stop, so a new diagnosis of low thyroid has nothing to do with your height ...Read more

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Feel like I'm growing taller but I'm in mid 30s. Don't know exact prior height to compare. Could having hypothyroidism cause growth spurt at this age?

Feel like I'm growing taller but I'm in mid 30s. Don't know exact prior height to compare. Could having hypothyroidism cause growth spurt at this age?

Growth: Sorry, but you will not grow any taller in height at this age. Usually stops between 18 and 25 occasionally earlier and less often after age 25. Certainly not at age 30+

If anything hypothyroid would slow you down - in well being, not height. Have your thyroid levels measured soon please. ...Read more

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Dear Sir or Madam, I have hypothyroidism. How often should my thyroid levels be checked? Does hypothyroidism cause facial hair growth? Thank you.

Dear Sir or Madam, I have hypothyroidism. How often should my thyroid levels be checked? Does hypothyroidism cause facial hair growth? Thank you.

Levels: If you're newly diagnosed and started on thyroid replacement therapy, your TSH and free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels need to be checked every 6 weeks until your levels are in the desired range. Once they are in the desired range then maintenance levels can be checked once every several months or so or sooner if you have persistent symptoms. Hypothyroidism tends to cause one to lose hair rather than growth. ...Read more

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What endocrine disorders other than acromegaly or pituitary tumor could cause height growth spurts in late 30s/early 40s? Would hypothyroidism do that?

What endocrine disorders other than acromegaly or pituitary tumor could cause height growth spurts in late 30s/early 40s? Would hypothyroidism do that?

Growth: Once you go through puberty, the growth plates close, and you will not grow anymore. Acromegaly in an adult does not cause growth in height, just thickening of bones/features. Hypothyroidism does not increase height. The most common cause of "adult growth" is a mistake in measurement, including in MD offices, where height measurements are often not accurate. ...Read more

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Would either Marfans or hypothyroidism & its meds keep an adult's growth plates from closing normally thus resulting in added growth well into 30s/40s?

Would either Marfans or hypothyroidism & its meds keep an adult's growth plates from closing normally thus resulting in added growth well into 30s/40s?

Probably not: With diagnoses like Marfans and hypothyroid, you need an excellent doctor. If you are truly gaining height at this age it is VERY unusual. One condition causing this is pituitary secretion of growth hormone, but rarely growth hormone may be produced elsewhere. See a specialist in Endocrine disorders, possibly at a University/ Med School ASAP. Be well! ...Read more

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What do you think, could growth hormones be effective to grow taller for somebody who has hypothyroidism?

What do you think, could growth hormones be effective to grow taller for somebody who has hypothyroidism?

IN A CHILD, POSSIBLE: If a child is very short in stature, has hypothyroidism, and has open growth plates in their bones, both growth hormone and adequate thyroid replacement therapy will help with growth. In an adult, it will not cause growth. ...Read more

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16 girl. Diagnosed w hypothyroid. Concerned about increasing height from treating it, is it suitable to request growth plate xray to see if I'm done?

16 girl. Diagnosed w hypothyroid. Concerned about increasing height from treating it, is it suitable to request growth plate xray to see if I'm done?

Hypothyroidism: Needs to be treated. Most 16 yr old girls are finished growing, in any event, would one more inch hurt? Without proper treatment you won't have to worry about your height. Remember thyroid is not growth hormone ...Read more

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Is it possible bone growth to resume if I have had hypothyroidism at 16 age with severe symptoms+heterozygous beta thalassemia minor. Now I am21 of age?

Is it possible bone growth to resume if I have had hypothyroidism at 16 age with severe symptoms+heterozygous beta thalassemia minor. Now I am21 of age?

X-ray bone age: symp: Bone age for eval of growth potential
when did patient start puberty--
what were the severe symptoms?
Any transfusion history--usually for thal minor no transfusion needed. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism affect growth?

Does hypothyroidism affect growth?

Thyroid and growth: Hypothyroidism in childhood does affect growth (slows it down) and so it should definitely be treated as soon as detected. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism in adolescent affected growth and left untreated till 21yo, is it possible to make growth back to normal?

Hypothyroidism in adolescent affected growth and left untreated till 21yo, is it possible to make growth back to normal?

Many factors: Many factors are involved--genetics, length of time without treatment for low thyroid. Has puberty completed
and have bony growth centers closed?

Please see your doctor and have a bone age x-ray done. Also check to make sure patient is on sufficient thyroid hormone.

Good luck. ...Read more