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How Can I Get Pregnant With Low Thyroid Levels
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
Possibly but unwise: Hypothyroidism reduces fertility, making it more difficult to conceive but it is possible to get pregnant when hypothyroid. However, that would be unwise because hypothyroidism during pregnancy increases risk of miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, premature birth and having a mentally retarded child. It is important to make sure your thyroid level is normal first. See http://www.Ivf1.Com/hypothyroidism/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat if low: Need to replace your deficiency as lithium is known to cause hypothyroidism (and simetimes hyperthyroidism). Although lithium-induced hypothyroidism is usually reversible upon cessation of lithium, the development of hypothyroidism is not a contraindication to continuing lithium, and most experts advocate thyroid augmentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does hydrocephalous cause pain and pressure in the eyes constantly, or could it b from uncontrolled htn or low thyroid levels?
CC: hair loss, itchy scalp, sore scalp. Irons fine, Vit D is low, Thyroid levels are high, what could cause my hair to be itchy, Sore and hair loss?
I'm 20 weeks pregnant and just found out that I have low thyroid levels how will this affect my unborn child?
Depends: Hypothyroidism is of concern in pregnancy if it is not diagnosed and treated. Anti thyroid antibodies, if present, can cross the placenta and effect the developing fetal thyroid. Diagnosis and treatment can provide protection for the baby. Hope this helps. Best wishes to you and your baby. ...Read more
I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.
Will i need to be on medication for hypothyroidism if i plan to get pregnant? My level is 5.69. Is it hard to conceive at that level?
Simple treatment: If you are taking thyroid medicine now for your hypothyroidism, you will just need a slight increase in your dose, which will increase your T4 level and lower your TSH level. For women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, current recommendations are for treatment that lowers your TSH below 2.5. You also may need further evaluation since thyroid disease is not a common cause of infertility. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can sub clinical hypothyroidism affect fertility? I have hashimoto's; TSH levels were up and down for years. Unable to get pregnant during that time.
TSH level: Most endocrinologist and fertility specialist will advocate for keeping TSH below 2 in women who have hashimoto's disease and desire pregnancy. Recent guidelines by the american thyroid association (ata) advocate for TSH between 0.1-2.5 for conception and first trimester. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have had chronic urticaria (for over 2 years), have had fluctuating thyroid results (also high antibody levels) with a family history of hypothyroidism. I also get ill frequently and often get severe fatigue for no specific reason but is worse on exerti
See internist: If you are taking enough thyroid pill, your fatigue is not related to it. Are you taking something like hydroxyzine or benadryl for your hives? If yes, these are the likely cause for your fatigue. You need to get a workup to rule out anemia and possibly another autoimmune disease or asthma. A recent study found that nearly 20% of all cases of fatigue are related to depression. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a low thyroid problem, i was pregnat at the time and was immediately put on medication. I had medicaid insurance then and was prescribed the meds by my doctor. I don't have insurance now and haven't been on my medication since 11/10/2
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