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Do people with thyroid problems have difficult pregnancies with complications?

Do people with thyroid problems have difficult pregnancies with complications?

Can be: If you've had a prior thyroid problem, make sure your thyroid has been returned to normal before you attempt to get pregnant. Then it's just as if you didn't have a problem. The one exception is rare anti-fertility antibodies from hashimoto's thyroiditis, but they can check for those and treat if necessary. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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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What medicines can give you a false pregnancy?

What medicines can give you a false pregnancy?

Controversial: Pregnancy tests measure the level of HCG in urine or blood. So a woman using HCG to trigger ovulation may as do women using HCG for weight loss. Controversial are meds such as those used to treat epilepsy, parkinson's, some diuretics and some tranquilizers. If positive, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can taking hCG give me a false pregnancy result?

Can taking hCG give me a false pregnancy result?

Possibly, it depends: Injected HCG such as used for fertility treatments can absolutely give you a false positive on a serum or a urine test within a certain time period. Taking HCG by mouth, which i've seen with the 'hcg diet' is unlikely to show up on a test. ...Read more

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What disease or medicines can give you appearance of a false pregnancy?

What disease or medicines can give you appearance of a false pregnancy?

Probably none: Pseudocyesis (false preg) is not understood. It is obvious that the body is imitating the presence of a non existent fetus, so it illustrates how much thebrain plays in the symptoms associated with pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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False Pregnancy (Definition)

If "false pregnancy" is the layman's term for pseudo pregnancy, than it means that a woman develops symptoms of pregnancy, while the pregnancy test is negative. These symptom can include morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, food intolerance, no menstrual period, weight gain, ...Read more


Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more