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How are thyroglobin and tpo antibody tests related to hashimoto's disease and pregnancy?

How are thyroglobin and tpo antibody tests related to hashimoto's disease and pregnancy?

Complex.: Pregnancy will raise thyroglobulin values, necessitating an increase in total thyroid production. If hashimoto's is present, thyroid function must be assessed by free T3 (liothyronine) values and TSH during pregnancy to avoid low thyroid. Many women will develop a goiter during pregnancy, but this is physiologic. But it is imperative to constantly moniter thyroid function of the mother, or the fetus can be hurt. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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 antibody screen for early pregnancy?

What antibody screen for early pregnancy?

EARLY PREGNANCY: We check for blood type and rh incompatibility. Please ask your OB for further testing. ...Read more

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Anticardiolipin antibodies--what are they and effects of pregnancy?

Anticardiolipin antibodies--what are they and effects of pregnancy?

Anticardiolipin: There is a realtionship to higher amounts of miscarriages with this antibody . About 2% to 4% of the general population has antiphospholipid antibodies, and over half of those have primary anticardiolipin (an antiphospholipid) antibody syndrome. Antiphospholipid syndrome is a factor in about 15% of women who have recurrent miscarriages. ...Read more

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This is my first pregnancy. I am rh- & positive for antibodies, What does this mean?

This is my first pregnancy. I am rh- & positive for antibodies, What does this mean?

Which antibodies?: If you are Rh neg then you will receive a Rhogam injection at 28 weeks and post partum. You will need to find out which antibody you have and what the titers (levels) are. Some antibodies are not significant. Others are. The first step is determining which antibody you have. Then you can find out from your doctor if it is relevant in terms of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How are antibodies linked to a color change that a woman can see on a positive pregnancy test?

Test for hcg: The urine pregnancy test has antibodies to HCG which detects its presence. The presence of HCG is a marker for pregnancy. It produces a color change via a chemical reaction ...Read more

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In 14th week of pregnancy rubella IgG antibodies is 52.10 . Is normal or needs some attention? My baby is affected or not?

In 14th week of pregnancy rubella IgG antibodies is 52.10 . Is normal or needs some attention? My baby is affected or not?

Rubella IGG: This is good news. It means that you had rubella, aka german measles, in the past and are now immune to it and so cannot fall sick with it during your pregnancy. This is important since getting rubella while pregnant is dangerous for the growing baby. Best wishes for a very healthy baby. ...Read more

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What are antibodies c and d in blood after pregnancy?

What are antibodies c and d in blood after pregnancy?

Rh?: Ask your physician whether these are antibodies against components of the rh system. Anti-d is the one that's likely to be troublesome. ...Read more

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How do you have a successful pregnancy with anticardiolipin antibody?

How do you have a successful pregnancy with anticardiolipin antibody?

High risk OB doctor: You want to be cared for by a high risk obstetrical specialist. These doctors have a lot of experience taking care of patients with this problem. You want to be a routine case, if possible, and that is more likely with a specialist. You visit them before getting pregnant. Usually Heparin and Immune Globulin treatments are used to help your body through the pregnancy in addition to good care. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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