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Thyroid Tpo Antibody And Pregnancy
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
Depends on the type : Of antibody. Some antibodies are harmless. Some may cause anemia in the person with the antibody, but if you have that type of antibody, it would cause anemia in non-pregnant state also. Your antibodies may affect your baby also. Please consult your doctor for the issue specific to your situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I was told I have an antibody during my last pregnancy. Could I still have it during my current pregnancy?
Yes: You will need to be retested during this pregnancy. Your doctor will order a routine blood type and antibody screen as part of your initial pregnancy exam. That test should detect any abnormalities. If you know what abnormal antibody you had last time it would be important to communicate that to your doctor as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How many pregnant women suffer from antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, and what is the expectancy for pregnancy outcome?
Not common: People with this genetic disorder seem to have a higher number of miscarriages, which is what usually inspires testing for it. We treat these patients with aspirin, sometimes blood thinners and sometimes steroids. There is greater risk for prematurity and small fetuses, but under treatment, most will have successful outcomes. ...Read more
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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