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Question about Synthroid (thyroxine) during pregnancy. Granddaughter was given less thyroid med than she needed. Lev. Was 33. Will this hurt baby? Upset with Dr.

Question about Synthroid (thyroxine) during pregnancy. Granddaughter was given less thyroid med than she needed. Lev. Was 33. Will this hurt baby? Upset with Dr.

Need more data: Hi. Was the dose still being adjusted when she got pregnant? Thyroid dose often needs to be increased early in pregnancy. All OB's know that and will either manage or refer to an endocrinologist. "Lev. was 33"...hmmm. Many "levels" in the body and thyroid function. Are you referring to TSH? That's my guess, but we're really not here to guess. She can get data and info from OB. Good luck to her! ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Is it safe to take Synthroid (thyroxine) 0.25mg(25mcg) during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Synthroid (thyroxine) 0.25mg(25mcg) during pregnancy?

Safe: Yes, Syntroid is one of the medications that is safe during pregnancy. It is important to have your thyroid tested during pregnancy, as sometimes your dose may vary during pregnancy, due to hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Can i take folic acid and l thyroxine during pregnancy? Thank you

YES- in fact crucial: Folic acid is proven to prevent a common group of birth defects; it's most important the first few weeks of pregnancy so should be taken preventively by all women who might become pregnant. If you're hypothyroid it's crucial to take thyroid hormone when pregnant; having low thyroid levels reduces fertility & greatly increases risk of miscarriage. Thyroid dose may need to be adjusted when pregnant. ...Read more

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If I had low thyroxine free when I was Preggy and then my baby was born with congenital hypothyroidism should I of been treated during my pregnancy?

If I had low thyroxine free when I was Preggy and then my baby was born with congenital hypothyroidism should I of been treated during my pregnancy?

No: I understand how you feel but Thyroxine does not pass very well through the placenta and one cannot treat hypothyroidism in the fetus before delivery. As long as the infant was diagnosed early and is receiving Rx then all sound be OK. ...Read more

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Preg with 1st trimester TSH 2.3, taking 50mcg thyroxine with tpoab>1000 & tgab=80.3 what should I do to save my baby? Risks during pregnancy?

Preg with 1st trimester TSH 2.3, taking 50mcg thyroxine with tpoab>1000 & tgab=80.3 what should I do to save my baby? Risks during pregnancy?

Levels okay: Your thyroid level is normal. During pregnancy we like to see the TSH level under 2.5. You should have your level checked every 2 months while pregnant. The abnormal thyroid antibodies have no impact on the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Delayed period due to Synthroid (thyroxine) or pregnancy? How to tell?

Delayed period due to Synthroid (thyroxine) or pregnancy? How to tell?

By taking a : Home pregnancy test. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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