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How will hyperthyroid affect pregnancy?

How will hyperthyroid affect pregnancy?

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

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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I am suffer with hyperthyroid problem.Daily i was taken medicine, but i want to be pregnant . Please suggest home remedies for pregnancy?

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

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I have hyperthyroidism. Is taking ptu (propylthiouracil) ok in pregnancy?

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

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Hyperthyroidism in pregnancy ?

It happens: Get it definitively diagnosed and treated by an expert in the field (endocrinologist, experienced with treating endocrinopathies in pregnancy). Prior answers refer to this topic. ...Read more

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How is hyperthyroidism dangerous for a pregnancy?

How is hyperthyroidism dangerous for a pregnancy?

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

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Is hyperthyroidism can cause problem in pregnancy?

Is hyperthyroidism can cause problem in pregnancy?

Yes: Thyroid hormone plays an important role in fertility. Both low or high are not conducive to conception. However, if you normalize the levels with medication, you will conceive. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hyperthyroidism on pregnancy?

What are the effects of hyperthyroidism on pregnancy?

Several: May make your pulse go up. May make your nausea and morning sickness worse. May cause problems with your metabolism and growth of the baby. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy?

Pregnancy thyroid: The symptoms of hyperthyroidism such as rapid pulse weakness, goiter, fainting can occur. Pregnancy may accentuate some symptomd and dampens some of the symptoms which may be confused as being due to pregnancy itself. Your obstetrician will be able to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Hi dr, can I ask if propycil 50mg safe for pregnancy to treat hyperthyroidism?

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

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more