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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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6 weeks 4 days, fetal heart rate 128, should I be concerned?

6 weeks 4 days, fetal heart rate 128, should I be concerned?

No: Don't worry. That is normal for a fetus that size. As the fetus grows heart rate will come down. ...Read more

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Fetal heart rate at 8 weeks was 163 BPM but today at 9 weeks it was 144. Is this normal?

Fetal heart rate at 8 weeks was 163 BPM but today at 9 weeks it was 144. Is this normal?

Fetal heart rate: Just like us, the fetal heart rate varies from moment to moment and the baseline varies as well. The rates you present seem fine. ...Read more

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Low fetal heart rate decelerations, i'm worried!?

Low fetal heart rate decelerations, i'm worried!?

In labor?: How are you finding them? Checking at home or on a monitor in the hospital? Either way, go to your closest hospital and get checked to be sure that your baby is doing ok. Good luck! ...Read more

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Low fetal heart rate at 18 weeks. How to treat it?

Low fetal heart rate at 18 weeks. How to treat it?

No need: Baby's heart rates change all the time. Unless the baby has a heart block that is affecting its growth there is no need for treatment. Hope the info helped. Normal heart rate is around 120-160. ...Read more

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At 33 weeks fetal heart rate is 162. Is that normal?

At 33 weeks fetal heart rate is 162. Is that normal?

Yes: Normal FH rate is 120-160 with frequent accelerations > 15 points. If you listened longer, you would have heard the variability in the rate. ...Read more

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What is the normal fetal heart rate at 8wk 5days pregnant?

What is the normal fetal heart rate at 8wk 5days pregnant?

About 140-170 bpm...: At about 8 weeks 5 days the normal embryonic heart rate ranges between 140 to 170 bpm. Best wishes for a safe pregnancy and delivery to whomever this question pertains. Best of health to you, and thank you for using HealthTap! ...Read more

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Prednisone causing low fetal heart rate?

Prednisone causing low fetal heart rate?

Fetal heart rate: Use of such steroids during pregnancy has been associated with decreased variability of fetal heart rate. I am not aware of slowing down of heart rate though. You should discuss this with your ob. ...Read more

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Slow fetal heart rate and growth and hashimoto's thyroid. Any correlation? I am 7.5 weeks and measure 6.5 weeks. Today's heart rate was 72.

Slow fetal heart rate and growth and hashimoto's thyroid. Any correlation? I am 7.5 weeks and measure 6.5 weeks. Today's heart rate was 72.

Thyroid disease: If your TSH is normal and you are taking your thyroid meds as directed it shouldn't have an effect on the fetal heart rate. Unfortunately we do sometimes see a slow heart rate before a embryonic demise. You probably need a short term follow up ultrasound to recheck. At 45 your risk of miscarriage and fetal chromosome issues is much higher. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...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