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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Problems While Pregnant

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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I have polycystic ovarian disease.Does it cause problems while conceiving?

I have polycystic ovarian disease.Does it cause problems while conceiving?

It may: You can still get pregnant with pcod, but it may be a little more difficult than if you did not have it (due to possible ovulation irregularities). ...Read more

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Can women with thyroid problems become pregnant without difficulty?

That depends: Her thyroid issues should be regulated. She is more likely to become pregnant around the time of ovulation. She is less likely to become pregnant the farther the intercourse is from time of ovulation. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid patient TSH 14.taking thyronorm100.frequently getting headache.is it because of thyroid problem?

I am hypothyroid patient TSH 14.taking thyronorm100.frequently getting headache.is it because of thyroid problem?

Not likely: Your TSH is too high indicating that you have not been taking enough levothyroxine ( synthroid ). This may cause a variety of symptoms, but HA is not generally associated. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders cause problems during pregnancy?

Can thyroid disorders cause problems during pregnancy?

Yes: Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) can have serious consequences for your pregnancy and your baby. Talk to your doctor and make sure you are being treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on thyroid medication?

Can you get pregnant while on thyroid medication?

Thyroid and pregnant: It is certainly possible to become pregnant while taking thyroid medication but i recommend close follow-up to make sure that you are on the appropriate dose of the medication before you try to become pregnant and during the pregnancy since medication needs can change during pregnancy. ...Read more

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When will i stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. Thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?

When will i stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. Thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?

Possible!: Grave's is an autoimmune disease when thyroid antibodies bind to thyroid stimulating receptors. Overporduction of thyroid, which also increase your metabolic rate, burning more calories than normal. If your thyroid levesl are now kept normal, you may probably gain weight if your appetite is the same as when you had untreated grave's disease. ...Read more

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11weeks pregnant with controlled hypothyroidsm, thyroid levels are verynormal.Down syndrome scan due nextweek.Does being hypothyroid concerns downsyndrome.

11weeks pregnant with controlled hypothyroidsm, thyroid levels are verynormal.Down syndrome scan due nextweek.Does being hypothyroid concerns downsyndrome.

No: There is no connection between hypothyroidism, even if it is uncontrolled, and down's syndrome. Congratulations on your baby, and i hope all is well with the scan next week. ...Read more

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Are my heavy period and low thyroid problems related?

Are my heavy period and low thyroid problems related?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause heavy period. The only way to know is to confirm the low thyroid on a blood test, determine why it's low and treat it appropriately.If the thyroid tests are ok or treated correctly but heavy period remains, then look for another cause. ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant with irregular periods, thyroid problem, and irregular hormones? I take medication for my thyroid and i've been loosing weight.

How can I get pregnant with irregular periods, thyroid problem, and irregular hormones? I take medication for my thyroid and i've been loosing weight.

Multiple : Correcting the thyroid may help make the cycles more regular. This also may help promote ovulation which is critical to getting pregnant. If correcting the thyroid doesn't straighten out the cycles you may need an additional medication like clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more

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Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?

Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?

Eye disease: Smoking will greatly increase your risk for developing grave's exophthalmopathy. Essentially, the eyes are pushed out because of immune deposits behind them. This will make it difficult for you to close your eyes. People go blind from this depending on severity. We don't understand why smoking increases your risk but it does. ...Read more

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Low on vitamin d while pregnant can that cause problems?

Low on vitamin d while pregnant can that cause problems?

Possibly: Vitamin d is an important co-factor in calcium absorption from the GI tract. If you are too low on vitamin d (pregnant or otherwise), you may not be absorbing enough calcium from your diet; this can lead to several problems. Taking a vitamin d supplement is relatively inexpensive and easy; talk with your physician about a proper dosage. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problem prevent pregnancy?

No: It may until treated. Either high or low thyroid function may be treated- controlled and even cured. Malignant thyroid disease also has good treatments. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid patient on thyronorm 100 daily.I am also having OSA.Is it due to thyroid problem or some other reason.without CPAP OSA can be cured?

I am hypothyroid patient on thyronorm 100 daily.I am also having OSA.Is it due to thyroid problem or some other reason.without CPAP OSA can be cured?

Thyroid deficiency : Hypothyroid patients do not characteristically have obstructive sleep apnea. If you have significant apnea you can loose weight to improve the condition. cPAP will keep the apnea from causing any end organ damage to your heart and lungs if it does not already exist. If you fail cpap you can have surgery but that is a big subject that can not be described in 400 letters. See your ENT doctor. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more