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Dr. Gary Pess
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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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Can women with toxi nodular goiter not get pregnant?

Can women with toxi nodular goiter not get pregnant?

Fertility: Hyperthyroidism will sometimes impair fertility. Once the hyperthyroidism is controlled with medications, fertility should be restored. ...Read more

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How will hyperthyroid affect pregnancy?

How will hyperthyroid affect pregnancy?

Thyroid & pregnancy: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy is grave's disease. Most women and babies will not experience any significant problems if the graves' is mild. Treatment is with a drug to lower the thyroid production. Risk of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy: hypertension with protein in urine (increase risk of pre-eclampsia), infection, iron def anemia. Baby might have hyperthyroidism as well. ...Read more

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Thyroid antibodies >1300, tsh=1.58 on thyroxine 100 mcg and thyrowel can I get pregnant nw, any problem can get to child if so?

Thyroid antibodies >1300, tsh=1.58 on thyroxine 100 mcg and thyrowel can I get pregnant nw, any problem can get to child if so?

Yes and no : Yes you can get pregnant now. Women with thyroid disease do have a slightly higher risk of complications during pregnancy, but most of them have normal pregnancies. You will need to have your levels checked regularly during pregnancy, and your dose of medication will probably need to be increased. Many women need about a 50% increase in their dose. The baby should be fine. ...Read more

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Will breastfeeding help shrink my uterus to its pre-pregnancy size?

Will breastfeeding help shrink my uterus to its pre-pregnancy size?

Yes: Brest feeding is not only going to healp you shrink the uterus, it will tremendously healp your baby to increase immunity, decrease allergies, and healp you decrease chance of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I'm not pregnant, however, if I take prenatal vitamins, will they make me fertile?

I'm not pregnant, however, if I take prenatal vitamins, will they make me fertile?

PNV: PNV do not affect your fertility at all - not more, not less - but they are very important for a healthy pregnancy. if you wish to become pregnant you should ideally begin PNV up to 3 months before you hope to conceive. If you have fertility problems though, they will not help. best. ...Read more

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Should my thyroid (tsh) levels be under "3" before trying pregnancy (ie to insure a healthier pregnancy)? I have hashimoto hypothyroidism.

Should my thyroid (tsh) levels be under "3" before trying pregnancy (ie to insure a healthier pregnancy)?  I have hashimoto hypothyroidism.

Depends: A TSH level of 3 determined 24 hours after the last and immediately before taking the next pill indicates that the thyroid hormone administered is sufficient - if if was taken within hours of taking a dose of thyroid hormone, the amount of thyroid hormone administered may be too low by the time you will be taking your next dose. ...Read more

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Can a woman on Synthroid (thyroxine) take iodine?

Can a woman on Synthroid (thyroxine) take iodine?

Why take it?: If you are on synthroid (thyroxine), (thyroxine) you likely are being treated for hypothyroidism. The most common cause in your age group is hashimoto's thyroiditis. Taking iodine makes this condition worse, not better. By the way, synthroid (thyroxine) already contains iodine molecules. ...Read more

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Does women have to ovulate to become pregnant? Can women become pregnant on their period?

Does women have to ovulate to become pregnant? Can women become pregnant on their period?

Ovulation: Yes, a woman needs to ovulate in order to become pregnant. Becoming pregnant on your period is unlikely, but can still be remotely possible. Unless you want to become pregnant, it's wise to use birth control for every sexual act. ...Read more

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How do you treat graves disease in a pregnant women so baby doesn't get it?

How do you treat graves disease in a pregnant women so baby doesn't get it?

Very carefully.: See published guidelines ( endocrine society and american thyroid association). Thionamides including Propylthiouracil and Methimazole are used depending on stage of pregnancy, beta blockers added for short term control of symptoms. Surgery in rare cases. Despite this approx 1-5% of infants are born with fetal grave's. ...Read more

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Is 12 weeks pregnant too late to begin levothyroxine 200mcg?

Is 12 weeks pregnant too late to begin levothyroxine 200mcg?

Dangerous to be...: Hypo or hyperthyoid during pregnancy- must be followed closely by ob/ gyne with blood tests see immediately! ...Read more

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Does toxoplasmosis effect men's or women's fertility make it harder to get pregnant?

Does toxoplasmosis effect men's or women's fertility make it harder to get pregnant?

Unusual: This would be an unusual presentation for this type of problem. It might be from the treatment rather than the disease process. Explain this to your doctor and get the gyn opinion. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My ultrasound results show pcos. Will this affect me if I'm trying to get pregnant?

My ultrasound results show pcos. Will this affect me if I'm trying to get pregnant?

If you: have PCOS, you may have fertility problems. PCOS is more than just an ultrasound finding, it is a clinical syndrome, so, the ultrasound findings must be interpreted in the context of your particular clinical picture. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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6weeks pregnant will 4 misoprostol alone can cause miscariage?

6weeks pregnant will 4 misoprostol alone can cause miscariage?

Depends: What is the dose of the tab? You should not be handling this without a Provider to help you. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian cyst will fertilaid pills help me become pregnant?

If I have ovarian cyst will fertilaid pills help me become pregnant?

Follow up: Sounds like you need to follow up to make sure the cyst goes away. Fertility medications are usually used for women who remote ovulating. Before you would start taking them, your MD would figure out if you are ovulating. If you have a cyst, fertility meds mould not be given, as they could make the situation worse. ...Read more

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What tests during 3rd trimester pregnancy will tell if I am deficient in any nutrients?

What tests during 3rd trimester pregnancy will tell if I am deficient in any nutrients?

Unfortunately: Although such tests have been described, they have not been broadly developed because of the resistance against vitamin therapy or prevention. For example, a test called red cell transketolase would show whether you have deficiency of vitamin B1 but I do not know of a laboratory that does this test ...Read more

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If you are deficient in?Thyroid, will iodine correct it?

If you are deficient in?Thyroid, will iodine correct it?

Iodine Deficiency: Iodine deficiency isn't seen much in the us because our salt is iodized to prevent that. Other foods also have iodine. Adding on more iodine when not deficient can actually make you more hypothyroid. Too much iodine will turn your thyroid off. Under most circumstances, levothyroxine is the only treatment hypothyroid patients need. ...Read more

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more