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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism Symptoms Vs Pregnancy Symptoms

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I've had hypothyroidism since I was a baby & am on microgestin fe. I've been having a few pregnancy symptoms. How likely would it be that I'm pregnant?

I've had hypothyroidism since I was a baby & am on microgestin fe. I've been having a few pregnancy symptoms. How likely would it be that I'm pregnant?

Do a home test: If you have taken your birth control pill exactly as prescribed at the same time every day you are unlikely to be pregnant. Weighing over 150 lbs., missing or late doses, and taking certain other medicines ( like antibiotics) may decrease the effectiveness of your pill and increase your risk of pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy?

How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy?

Cretinism: Until about 14 weeks gestation the fetus depends on the mother's thyroid hormone before it can make its own. Severe low levels of maternal thyroid hormone can cause cretinism which is a syndrome of severe physical stunting and mental developmental delay. If already diagnosed with hypothyroidism be diligent about taking daily thyroid hormone medication and get levels checked every 3 months at least. ...Read more

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What are the effects of pregnancy on hypothyroidism?

What are the effects of pregnancy on hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: The various hormones of pregnancy may cause a change in the dose of thyroid medication you will need to stay well controlled. Never just stop your meds without talking to your doc. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with pregnancy & hypothyroidism?

What risks are associated with pregnancy & hypothyroidism?

SEVERAL: Hypothyroidism is related to infertility, miscarriage and abnormal fetal development, if not adequately treated in the first trimester. If this is your problem, make syre that you are adequately treated! ...Read more

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What is it like to have untreated hypothyroidism during pregnancy?

Hazardous: No one leaves hypothyroidism untreated during pregnancy, It can harm the pregnancy, If you are hypothyroid you levels are monitored very closely during pregnancy ...Read more

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Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy.

Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy.

Depends: As a male, the effects of hypothyroidism are less pronounced though profoundly low levels can affect sperm production. In females, it is very important to maintain normal thyroid levels (TSH around 2) for the health of the baby during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy is safe in hypothyroidism women? What r t complications in child?

Treat before pregnan: Hypothyroidism should be corrected by an appropriate dose of brand name T4 before you get pregnant. If you're already pregnant, make sure your abnormal thyroid is treated properly immediately, as low thyroid level can endanger the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism and pcos .What are the chances of a natural pregnancy?

Hypothyroidism and pcos .What are the chances of a natural pregnancy?

See specialist: With proper treatment you could have a natural pregnancy. Tsh (thyroid hormone) levels have to be in the normal range, otherwise this can have an adverse effect on your pregnancy chances. A thyroid replacement hormone (synthroid) would be indicated. Pcos is an ovulatory disorder and can be helped with the proper protocol as well. It may take more than one try in order to get your cycle just right. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid.My dose was increased during ppregnancy i.E 100 mg.Before pregnancy i took 75 mg..Now wht should my dose shd?

I have hypothyroid.My dose was increased during ppregnancy i.E 100 mg.Before pregnancy i took 75 mg..Now wht should my dose shd?

Check labs: Binding proteins returning to normal lead many woman to return to their pre pregnancy dose. Factors like weight gain and breast feeding can keep a dose higher. A lab draw will help. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism I'm 19 I have most of the pregnancy signs but the test days negative?

The only : Sign of early pregnancy is a missed period, that's it. Is your hypothyroidism being treated? If your test is negative, you aren't pregnant. Look for other reasons for your symptoms. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy? My level is 6.2. Will it make morning sickness worse or trouble firing pregnancy?

How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy? My level is 6.2. Will it make morning sickness worse or trouble firing pregnancy?

Thyroid/ pregnancy: Thyroid can have profound affects on fetal development. Please see and endocrinologist prior to pregnancy so that you will have adequate counseling and treatment ...Read more

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What is a safe treatment for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

What is a safe treatment for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

Thyroid medication: Hypothyroidism is low thyroid. Not treating it during pregnancy can cause increased risk of miscarriage, developmental delay in the baby and possible severe health problems in the mom. Any of the prescription medications, synthroid, Armour Thyroid and levothyroxine, are safe in pregnancy. It is important to get your thyroid checked each trimester during pregnancy since your thyroid needs may go up. ...Read more

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How accurate are blood tests for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

How accurate are blood tests for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

T4 higher: Tsh is usually unaffected, however, serum levels of T4 are higher during pregnancy than during non-pregnant state. In combination, these tests are accurate during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent negative effects of hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

What can I do to prevent negative effects of hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

Take your meds: Continue to take your meds as prescribed by your providers. Pregnancy can affect what doses are required to maintain normal levels and your dose may need adjustment. Don't stop your thyroid meds without consulting your doc....Doing so can be harmful. ...Read more

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Could having hypothyroidism automatically mean a pregnancy will be treated as high risk?

No. : Hi. No, treated hypothyroidism does not put you into high risk pregnancy status. Usually your stable pre-preganancy thyroid hormone dose will need to be raised early in pregnancy. Either your OB will do that, or send you to an endocrinologist. To a healthy pregnancy! ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid and on medication. how early to detect pregnancy to adjust levels to avoid miscarriage? ASAP or within a week or two?

I am hypothyroid and on medication. how early to detect pregnancy to adjust levels to avoid miscarriage? ASAP or within a week or two?

Hypothyroid: I would suggest you make sure your thyroid levels are normal before you attempt pregnancy and then follow them closely as soon as you get pregnant and then as you OB or FP directs, ...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