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Hypothyroid And Infertility
The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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
Is sujok accupuncture where needles are used only on hands & feet & not on any other body part, effective in treating hypothyroidism & infertility.
Not effective: Acupuncture is not in any way effective for treating hypothyroidism. If you do not have enough thyroid hormone, then a supplemental thyroid hormone replacement is the only effective treatment. Acupuncture has been used to treat infertility, but the reports are not convincing - many women get pregnant during infertility evaluations even without any treatment. See a reproductive endocrinologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do about hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome infertility, all in all hormone issues?
Pcos help: PCOS treatment revolves around the goals of the patient. If the goal is pregnancy, the treatment will revolve around promoting ovulation and the carrying of a healthy fetus to term. Before you see your provider, starting a fitness, weight loss strategy if you are overweight, a diet geared towards reducing carbohydrates, taking a prenatal supplement with Folic Acid are all steps you can take. ...Read more
Yes and no: On full replacement - which you must do before you are ready for pregnancy - you can become pregnant. Women with hashimoto's who are hypothyroid may have an increased risk of miscarriage or preterm delivery. Rarely, this autoimmune thyroid disease may be associated with premature ovarian failure. ...Read more
Normal range fsh/lh levels but LH was higher w.O period present. Hypothyroid & anouvlation! can thisbe the reason for infertility and absent menstral?
Lab results led to subclinical hypothyroidism diagnosis. Treated for mdd, anxiety, ptsd. Should it be further examined? Chances of infertility?
Labs alone =Dx???: History which includes symptoms over time family history and physical exam almost always trump lab results alone. Once a good history and physical are done then testing. Other endocrine disorders should be considered. However all alcohol/substances? Need to be stopped first and current meds reassessed after a new baseline mental status achieved. If appropriate, adrenal gland function may need test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello doctor, we fall under unexplained infertility. I have hypothroid(levthyroxin). My husband results are normal. Is IVF the only option in our case?
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