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Doctor insights on: Subclinical Hypothyroidism And Miscarriage

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Will subclinical hypothyroidism turn into hypothyroidism? Why some doctors prefer not to treat subclinical hypothyroidism? Is the treatment bad?

Will subclinical hypothyroidism turn into hypothyroidism? Why some doctors prefer not to treat subclinical hypothyroidism? Is the treatment bad?

Multiple choice ??: Sub clinical hypothyroidism will turn into hypothyroidism in a number of cases. Treating is not bad or dangerous. We just need to have the clinical findings, symptoms and findings to make the numbers fit the patient, not the other way around. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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


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How can I get treated for subclinical hypothyroidism if labtests always show within normal values(near limits, but still w/symptoms)?Doc won't treat it

How can I get treated for subclinical hypothyroidism if labtests always show within normal values(near limits, but still w/symptoms)?Doc won't treat it

Maybe not hypo: If the tests (including tsh) are normal, then you probably do not have hypothyroidism. That is not to deny your symptoms. Your doctor likely understands that your symptoms are real. But the sx of hypothyroidism are common to many conditions, and giving you thyroid hormone will not help. ...Read more

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What is subclinical hypothyroidism?

What is subclinical hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Subclinical means that there are no symptoms of the slightly low thyroid levels as measured by blood work. ...Read more

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What exactly is subclinical hypothyroidism?

High TSH but with: Normal thyroid levels. It "usually" entails a symptom free state but if the cause is autoimmune in nature, there might be some signs or symptoms. The thyroid profile will need to be monitored regardless. ...Read more

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Is subclinical hypothyroidism safe to treat?

Is subclinical hypothyroidism safe to treat?

Yes: With moderate doses of thyroid hormone, subclinical hypothyroidism can be easily corrected without significant risk. ...Read more

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Should subclinical hypothyroidism be treated?

Sometimes: If it is truly subclinical, meaning that there are no associated symptoms or signs of too little thyroid hormone, a doctor may choose to just watch, and recheck hormone levels in a few months. But many people with "subclinical" hypothyroidism do have symptoms and signs of low thyroid levels, if a doctors asks the right questions or looks closely, and these people would benefit from treatment. ...Read more

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What symptoms of hypothyroidism appear in subclinical hypothyroidism ?

None: True subclinical hypothyroidism should have no symptoms because the free hormone levels are normal. It is only the TSH that is elevated. I think of this as the body is having to work a little harder to produce appropriate amounts of thyroid hormone (thus needing more TSH to meet those needs). ...Read more

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After taking Armour Thyroid for 6 months at 120mg/day for borderline subclinical hypothyroidism, would it likely be safe to stop cold turkey?

Check with md: It should not be a problem, but at that dose i would go a bit slow instead of stopping altogether at once to make sure your own thyroid "wakes up" and starts to produce thyroid hormone. If you had hypothyroidism (not subclinical) i would be cautious about this as you can become ill stopping thyroid hormone that your body needs (called myxedema). ...Read more

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I have subclinical hypothyroidism TSH9.90 and FT4 and FT3 in the middle normal range should i be treated? i am 63

I have subclinical hypothyroidism TSH9.90 and FT4 and FT3 in the middle normal range should i be treated? i am 63

Yes: A TSH of 9.9 is clear indication of low thyroid function and you should follow your doctor's advice for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more