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How are thyroglobin and tpo antibody tests related to hashimoto's disease and pregnancy?

How are thyroglobin and tpo antibody tests related to hashimoto's disease and pregnancy?

Complex.: Pregnancy will raise thyroglobulin values, necessitating an increase in total thyroid production. If hashimoto's is present, thyroid function must be assessed by free T3 (liothyronine) values and TSH during pregnancy to avoid low thyroid. Many women will develop a goiter during pregnancy, but this is physiologic. But it is imperative to constantly moniter thyroid function of the mother, or the fetus can be hurt. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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 is hashimoto's disease treated in pregnancy?

How is hashimoto's disease treated in pregnancy?

Thyroid pill: It's treated just like in someone without pregnancy, except at a higher dose. The treatment of choice is a pill: levothyroxine or the brand name products. ...Read more

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Symptoms of autoimmune disease in pregnancy?

Symptoms of autoimmune disease in pregnancy?

Many: There are many autoimmune diseases. Some effect the skin, some the joints, some the kidneys, etc.. If you are having specific symptoms, you need to talk to your doctor about them to get a specific answer. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease due to pregnancy?

Symptoms of liver disease due to pregnancy?

Various: There are several kinds of liver problems related to pregnancy. If your skin or the whites of your eyes start looking yellow, if you are having pain in the upper right side of your abdomen, or if you are having nausea, vomiting & headaches later in pregnancy, tell your OB and be seen right away. Some liver problems in pregnancy are mild, but others can be life-threatening and/or harm your baby. ...Read more

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Should a typical blood test for autoimmune diseases detect thyroid graves disease?

Should a typical blood test for autoimmune diseases detect thyroid graves disease?

Not necessarily: A tsh-receptor antibody would be the more appropriate blood test to test for graves disease. ...Read more

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I have inflammatory bowel disease. Is pregnancy and delivery safe?

I have inflammatory bowel disease. Is pregnancy and delivery safe?

Pregnancy and IBD: If the ibd is controlled, pregnancy is very safe. But keep in mind that occasional flare ups may occur (although rare). The pregnancy should be carefully monitored by a perinatologist and gastroenterologist since there is a potential obstetric complications. ...Read more

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Will a standard blood test for autoimmune diseases detect thyroid graves disease?

Will a standard blood test for autoimmune diseases detect thyroid graves disease?

Noit will not: You need to test for special thyroid related antibodies for diagnosis og graves disease. ...Read more

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How is graves' disease typically managed during pregnancy?

How is graves' disease typically managed during pregnancy?

Medications: During pregnancy, radioactive iodine is not an option, and medications such as ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can be used. Ptu (propylthiouracil) is preferred, especially during the first trimester as there is lesser risk of causing harm to the baby's development. Very mild hyperthyroidism during pregnancy can be followed without any treatment. ...Read more

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Risks of hashimoto's disease & pregnancy?

Risks of hashimoto's disease & pregnancy?

Check levels: If the thyroid is under active, your dosage requirement for thyroid hormone replacement may change during pregnancy. It is important that your thyroid hormone level be monitored during pregnancy to be sure that the dose you are taking is adequate. ...Read more

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What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?

What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?

Hot vs. cold nodule: Iodine uptake by thyroid tissue depends on functioning cells. The most common use for thyroid scan is to assess if a nodule is functional or not. A functional/hot nodule may cause hyperthyroidism but is not likely to be malignant. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003829.htm. ...Read more

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With history of graves disease, and now TSH 7 and multinodular goiter, likelyhood of cancer?

With history of graves disease, and now TSH 7 and multinodular goiter, likelyhood of cancer?

Increased likelihood: Yes, likelihood of thyroid CA is increased with chronic thyroid disease like yours. It does not mean though that you already have or definitively will have CA, but you MAY develop it. You must be monitored to have a chance to catch CA early. At this time the only advise I give is to be consistent with your treatments and follow ups as it is recommended by your treating MD. ...Read more

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Blood test for thyroid disease always the same for hypo and hyper?

Blood test for thyroid disease always the same for hypo and hyper?

TSH screen: Tsh level, with or without free t4, is the usual test to screen for thyroid function. If both of these are normal, there is usually no need for additional tests. Both hypo and hyper thyroid disorders can be screened for by these tests. ...Read more

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Graves disease (tsi 378) with anti-TPO 59 and tgab 514. Will this eventually lead to hashimoto's?

No: They are two different disease conditions but your chance of first having first an overactive thyroid followed by an under-active thyroid is highly likely. However it would not be from hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Are there early symptoms of graves' disease?

Graves disease: There are no one specific symptoms of graves' that occur first. It's different for different people but in general, graves' symptoms are: nervousness, more sweatings, fatigue, can't stand heat, weight loss, more bowel movements, more appetite. Signs: high blood pressure, hand tremor, clammy skin, rapid pulse, flushing.. ...Read more

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Pregnancy problems in autoimmune diseases?

Pregnancy problems in autoimmune diseases?

There are: People with autoimmune disease can get better with pregnancy - this is seen especially with rheumatoid arthritis most of the time. Lupus can also improve or get worse, but it depends on the involvement of the lupus and what organ sites are involved. We are cautious with our pregnant patients, follow them along with high risk OB specialists and monitor their organ involvement. ...Read more

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What is grave disease? And what causes over active thyroid?

What is grave disease? And what causes over active thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Graves' disease is a form of hyperthyroidism and occurs when your body produces antibodies that stimulate your thyroid gland, which controls your body's metabolism. This results in various symptoms like nervousness, tremor, insomnia, heat intolerance, and palpitations. Treatment consists of medications or surgery. Speak with your doctor about options. ...Read more

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What are the effects of graves disease on pregnancy?

Pregnancy/graves: It can range from nothing to spontaneous abortion. This not a simple question because there are many variables including whether it will need treatment due to affects of the pregnancy. ...Read more