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I m going for an IVF next month what precautions I should take before and after? Plus having hypothyroidism

I m going for an IVF next month what precautions I should take before and after?
Plus having hypothyroidism

Speak to your doc: i am sure that if you are having IVF your doctor has this information available for you. you should stick with one caregiver when you are having specialized care. as to your thyroid: as long as you take your thyroid meds and keep things pretty average, you will be fine. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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I'm having PCOS and hypothyroidism i had 5 consecutive cycles of Clomid (clomiphene) didn't work well she refers me to IVF specialist, any other options?

I'm having PCOS and hypothyroidism i had 5 consecutive cycles of Clomid (clomiphene) didn't work well she refers me to IVF specialist, any other options?

Check MTHFR: 677 & 1298 genotypes and treat with L-methylfolate (NOT regular Folic Acid if positive), + P5P, and methylcobalamin. Also check for Factor V Leiden--both of these issues increase risk for clots, which can cause recurrent miscarriages. ...Read more

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I want to get pregnant. My IVF says that I hv subclinical hypothyroidism. T3 (Method ECLIA; sample serum) 119.23 ng/dl T4 7.12 microg/dl TSH 6.77 microIU/dl My fam doctor did not say anything though. Should I be on meds?

I want to get pregnant. My IVF says that I hv subclinical hypothyroidism.  
T3 (Method ECLIA; sample serum) 119.23 ng/dl
T4 7.12 microg/dl
TSH 6.77 microIU/dl
My fam doctor did not say anything though. Should I be on meds?

?Hypothyroid: Hypothyroidism should only be diagnosed if follow up blood tests (at least 1 month apart) are also low or the trend is worsening. It is important to normalise you thyroid to increase your chances of falling pregnant, although it may not be the only reason you are having difficulty falling pregnant. More tests may be needed, so please speak to your gynaecologist ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for hypothyroidism?

How can I get treatment for hypothyroidism?

See your doctor: Your primary care doctor should be able to make a diagnosis and usually treat this condition. An endocrinologist is always appropriate for this also. ...Read more

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What might cause treatment-resistant hypothyroidism?

What might cause treatment-resistant hypothyroidism?

Please define: Hi. By what do you mean "treatment-resistant"? Is your dose too low? That's not treatment resistant, that's just being under treated. Has your thyroid function been normalized on thyroid hormone replacement but you still feel symptoms? That's not "treatment-resistant", that's just assigning symptoms to the wrong thing. We need more information. I doubt you have a thyroid hormone receptor defect. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should be avoided with hypothyroidism treatment?

Please suggest what foods should be avoided with hypothyroidism treatment?

Hypo-foods: In general there are no foods that need to be avoided for hypothyroidism, however in some people who have hashimotos autoimmune thyroiditis associated with their hypothyroidism it's best to avoid gluten containing products. ...Read more

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How efficient is T4 treatment for hypothyroidism?

100% efficient: Hi. You can't beat 100% efficient! Some people prefer to use desiccated pig thyroid extract, and some prefer T3 (liothyronine) added to their T4, but T4 alone is all that's ever required. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

Weight Gain : Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain by slowing the basal metabolic rate. Identifying hypothyroidism early and treating appropriately should avoid any significant effects. Once treated, individuals with hypothyroidism should not gain weight beyond what anyone else would expect. Do not expect dramatic weight loss when the thyroid is corrected, that will still require calorie reduction. ...Read more

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Can you get hypothyroidism from having a 2nd child? If i end up having it, is it dangerous/life threatening once you start taking a treatment pill?

Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease spans graves hyperthyroidism to hashimotos hypothyroidism. Sometime pregnancy can set this off in susceptible people. Don't blame the pregnancy.. You were probably destined. Treatment with thyroid replacement hormone is easy. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism present persistent mental disorders after the hypo is being treated. Wife's behavior was bizarre before treatment, but got worse?

Hypothyroid: It's possible to have both hypothyroidism and a persistent mental disorder, each one needing its own form of treatment. In that case, the mental disorder would not leave just because the thyroid is being treated -- even though thyroid problems can definitely make things worse. Your wife may need the help of both a good endocrinologist or internist, and a psychiatrist -- working together. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and don't feel like my treatment is working. At what point might a doctor suspect Hashimoto's disease?

Hypothyroid: You MUST tell your doctor that you are concerned about thyroid hormone, particularly because it does not seem strong enough. The doctor will order thyroid hormones in the lab and make decisions after the results are in. More than likely you will need more thyroid medicine. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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What can cause treatment-resistant hypothyroid?

Need more informatio: Could be you are not on a large enough dose (most adults need 75-150 mcg/day) or that you are not taking it consistently (you can double up next day if you miss a dose). Difficulty absorbing the thyroid hormone in your gut is the least common cause). Would need to know your dose and thyroid test results before treatment and most recently. ...Read more

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How much can treatment for hypothyroidism cost?

Can be inexpensive: This is a serious disorder that must be treated . Cost is minimal impact great see a md. ...Read more

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Doctors, how much would any kind of hypothyroidism treatment cost?

Inexpensive: I believe levothyroxine is on the $4 list at many pharmacies. I see it is on the list at target. ...Read more

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Did anybody suffer from hypothyroidism lost weight after treatment?

Almost everyone: Almost everyone will lose weight after their hypothyroidism has been treated with the proper level of brand name replacement and their levels have been restored to normal. You still need to eat less than you burn off, but now you'll at least have a fighting chance. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and want to switch to a holistic method of treatment. Advice?

I have hypothyroidism and want to switch to a holistic method of treatment. Advice?

Integrative Medicine: You could work with an integrative or holistic medicine doctor -- some of whom are also endocrinologists. Please know that even with these doctors, you may well need some kind of thyroid hormone replacement, which might be nature-throid or other. You can search for suitable physicians via american board of integrative holistic medicine: http://www.Abihm.Org/ good luck to you. ...Read more

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I heard there are no serious consequences of delaying hypothyroidism treatment (levo) until symptoms get worse/significant/disturbing. Is this true?

I heard there are no serious consequences of delaying hypothyroidism treatment (levo) until symptoms get worse/significant/disturbing. Is this true?

Hypothyroidism: No, this is not true. The treatment of hypothyroidism is pretty simple - just one pill a day. The adverse eggects are slow and hard to notice - slow mentation, forgetfulness, decreased cognition to mention only a few. ...Read more

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I have sores on my head and hair line. I am also hypothyroid, have been treated for over 10 years now. What is causing these sores and what treatment?

I have sores on my head and hair line. I am also hypothyroid, have been treated for over 10 years now.  What is causing these sores and what treatment?

Hypothyroidism: Hello: Hypothyroidism can itself be associated with dry scalp, sores and hair loss. Check with your endocrinologist who can ascertain if your dose for thyroxine has changed. Other causes of scalp sores are skin disorders and you may need to see a dermatologist. Best wishes, Nisha ...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