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How Can Having Hyperthyroidism Affect A Pregnancy
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
Many Things: Pregnancy, use of birth control or estrogen pills if female, testosterone levels if male, liver disease, kidney disease, and nutritional status can all affect levels of thyroid binding proteins, and the level of total T4 needed to maintain the free T4 in the desired range. While free T4 is a better reflection of thyroid status than total t4, the TSH level is best at measuring what's right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: It doesn't necessarily mean that you have a thyroid problem, but being cold is frequently a symptom of hypothyroidism during pregnancy. Estimates are that 2.5% of all women have some form of hypothyroidism. This can affect mother and baby, and is not something to be ignored or minimized. I always counsel a complete thyroid panel - with tsh, free t4, free t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) and rev t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more
Maybe: May cross placenta and cause birth defects. However; there have been several patients to give birth without birth defects. Cimzia which is an injectible tnf inhibitor like Infliximab is currently felt to be the safest during pregnancy as it is the least apt to cross placenta. If you have RA you may be able to stop all medications when you are pregnant as RA can go into remission at that time. ...Read more
Can be a risk: If your thyroid level is low, talk to your doctor immediately about beginning replacement and following the level over time. Make sure you're dealing with a low "thyroid level" rather than a low "tsh" which is not uncommon during early pregnancy and often normalizes without intervention. ...Read more
Minimal effect: Short periods of low oxygen at birth are not likely to have long term effects. As baby transitions into the first hour or two of life, they come from an environment (womb) where their o2 level was low by adult standards (70's) and modern devices often show quick drops below 50 during birth for brief periods. Those likely to show problems will often have a seizure ~24hrs reflecting injury. ...Read more
Location and size: If the placenta implants over a fibroid it can impact fetal growth and increase the chances of placental separation later in pregnancy. Also if the fibroids are large they can degenerate during pregnancy causing pain, cramping and even preterm labor. Finally, if a fibroid is large and located in the lower uterine segment, it can obstruct fetal descent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pcos. How will pcos affect future pregnancies? Can pcos affect future pregnant. How does a woman get pregnant with pcos? Is it hard?
Ovulation: The issue with pcos is many people do not ovulate. If you do not ovulate then you will need ovulation medication to get pregnant. If you do not ovulate then there is no issue. A quick way to know is to assess your periods. If you are having regular, cyclic periods every 21-35 days then ovulation is likely. Weight loss is key with pcos and ovulation if overweight. ...Read more
Depends: Talk with the ultrasound tech how many people are allowed to be there and I am sure will be able to accomodate few people that you want. ...Read more
Many things: Having a chronic respiratory condition affects overall daily functioning. One cannot do much exertion or be outdoors in any extreme of weather, or in polluted air. Medication can help, but many patients still have some problems at least occasionally. ...Read more
How can my untreated hypothyroidism affect me from becoming pregnant? Are there foods I can eat to control my thyroid?
Thyroid & fertility: Hypothyroidism influences ovulation and the development of a fetus. Hypothyroidism after conception greatly increases complication. It is easy to screen for hypothyroidism. If you are hypothyroid, the is little to do nutritionally unless you are iodine deficient. Iodine deficiency is extremely rare in the USA due to iodine fortification of many foods. ...Read more
Stress and periods: A woman's reproductive system is quite sensitive to many things. During specific times of stress a woman may not ovulate normally, and that will lead to missing or irregular periods. Stress may increase the discomfort a woman has with her periods in some cases. At age 40, a significant change in your periods could also indicate approaching menopause. ...Read more
Post-partum risk: If you have a history of depression you may have an episode of depression during pregnancy, but you are more at risk for developing significant post-partum depression. Let your doc know so that you can be closely monitored. Depression can cause bonding and development problems post-partum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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