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Safe Iodine Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it. ?
Precautions: Presumably you are supposed to get radioactive iodine (rai) and there is a pregnant woman in the family. There are guidelines which you will be given, and it depends on the dose. For about 5 days, you need to keep your distance from her, about 6 feet. As if you have the flu and don't want to spread it. Sleep in different bed. Check out http://www.Thyroid.Org/radioactive-iodine/. ...Read more
I just realized that my vitamin doesn't have iodine or choline and i'm 15w3d pregnant. What can I do to compensate for this time not taking it?
Not an issue: I am not sure where you are getting your information. You can simply buy any over the counter or prescription prenatal vitamin which will have more than enough of anything you need. You could also just add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Folic acid is important before and the first few weeks of pregnancy. After that vitamins have a very limited role. ...Read more
I live in NZ (iodine-deficient soil), 6 weeks pregnant, hypothyroid, take 100mcg levo a day and have been advised not to take iodine. Is this right?
Iodine deficiency: You need to know the cause of your hypothyroidism. If it is iodine deficiency, then you need iodine supplement. If it is autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto's in most cases), then it has nothing to do with iodine deficiency and iodine supplement is not going to be helpful. Sounds like it's the latter in your case if you are taking levothyroid. ...Read more
4 months pregnant with graves' disease, would surgery or radio iodine be a good option? As medication is not improving the illness.
Graves pregnancy: Radioiodine is not used in pregnancy. It will destroy the baby's thyroid. Usually medications (ptu preferred) and surgery if necessary. Care has to be taken not to damage the baby's thyroid from high doses of ptu. If surgery is to be done, it should be during the 2nd trimester. You should be seen by a high risk pregnancy specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've cut my finger while cutting beetroot, i washed my finger with alcohol and put some iodine, shuold i worry of infection now? Pregnant 37 weeks
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