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How can I get pregnant with low thyroid levels?

How can I get pregnant with low thyroid levels?

Pregnancy: Prior to getting pregnant, you should aim for normal thyroid levels -- this makes conception easier, and leads to a healthier pregnancy and child. See your doctor to discuss prior to trying to conceive. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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I have low thyroid levels can I still get pregnant?

I have low thyroid levels can I still get pregnant?

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 more

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What are my chances of falling pregnant with low thyroid levels or is it harder to concieve?

What are my chances of falling pregnant with low thyroid levels or is it harder to concieve?

Harder: Low thyroid levels can make it harder to conceive. It's recommended to use thyroid meds to get thyroid levels to normal before trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you have low thyroid levels?

Fatigue weight gain: If vindallo thyroid levels you mean low thyroid hormone levels, the common symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, lethargy, weight gain, depression, dry skin, heavy periods and coarse hair as well as weight gain. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid levels cause grandmal seizure?

Can low thyroid levels cause grandmal seizure?

Typically not: Low thyroid typically causes one to slow down, gain weight, have memory problems, and a number of other symptoms... But not typically seizures. ...Read more

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I've developed low thyroid levels due to lithium, what should I do now?

I've developed low thyroid levels due to lithium, what should I do now?

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 more

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I'm 20 weeks pregnant and just found out that I have low thyroid levels how will this affect my unborn child?

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

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Can low thyroid levels affect a fetal heart rate?

Can low thyroid levels affect a fetal heart rate?

Yes, but the: fetus should be making it's own thyroid hormone after about 12 weeks of pregnancy, and it is this level which is important. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism on low level is 0.098 and now I am pregnant my age is 25?

I have hypothyroidism on low level is 0.098 and now I am pregnant  my age is 25?

TSH?: You need to tell us what blood test was 0.098. If this was a TSH level, it implies that your thyroid level may be high. You should get a free t4, free t3, (liothyronine) and TSH level done. ...Read more

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I have slight hypothyroidism. My TSH level is 5.6. How can I fix this so i can get pregnant?

I have slight hypothyroidism. My TSH level is 5.6. How can I fix this so i can get pregnant?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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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

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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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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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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more