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Hypothyroidism Treatment And Before Ivf
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
I heard there are no serious consequences of delaying hypothyroidism treatment (levo) until symptoms get worse/significant/disturbing. Is this true?
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