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What shld be the optimal TSH level during pregnancy? Mine was 2.85 & dr has prescribed 50mg Thyronorm 6 days/week & 25mg 1/week. Too high? 7 wks preg

What shld be the optimal TSH level during pregnancy? Mine was 2.85 & dr has prescribed 50mg Thyronorm 6 days/week & 25mg 1/week. Too high? 7 wks preg

It depends,,,: Since thyroid levels are important during pregnancy, a normal TSH range is the best indicator of no disease. These days, anything around 2.5 is optimal as a higher level could mean an increased risk of hypothyroidism. Control of this is really important for normal fetal development. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Can third generation TSH can happen during pregnancy?

Can third generation TSH can happen during pregnancy?

Unclear question: There is no contraindication to testing the blood by the third generation assay if the patient is pregnant. ...Read more

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Should i expect my TSH levels to be lower during pregnancy?

Should i expect my TSH levels to be lower during pregnancy?

First trimester: Yes, your TSH levels will be suppressed during firts trimester: this does not mean you have thyroid disease it is normal in pregnancy, your OB should be aware of that. ...Read more

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My TSH serum test shows 0.011 which is marked low against normal value during pregnancy. What does this mean?

My TSH serum test shows 0.011 which is marked low against normal value during pregnancy. What does this mean?

You postpartum?: Hi. It sounds like you're no longer pregnant and you delivered your baby. Is that correct? Autoimmune thyroid disease is not uncommonly seen in the postpartum period as a woman's immune system revs back up after delivery. You may now have Graves' disease or a postpartum subacute thyroiditis. Your doc may refer you to an endocrinologist for help with diagnosis and management. Good luck! ...Read more

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My TSH level is 4.0 but my T3 (liothyronine) and T4 is normal. Do I still need meds? And can I be on it during pregnancy?

My TSH level is 4.0 but my T3 (liothyronine) and T4 is normal. Do I still need meds? And can I be on it during pregnancy?

See Endocrinologist: There is emerging data to suggest we should consider treating subclinical hypothyroidism if you have tpo antibodies. It's still just new evidence, and a full discussion with your endocrinologist may be helpful, especially if you fall into category of tpo negative subclinical hypothyroidism- in that case, clinical judgement and your preferences will play a larger role. ...Read more

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Am 18 weeks pregnant. My doctor told me to findout my TSH level.What is its importance during pregnancy? What means the abnornal levels?

Am 18 weeks pregnant. My doctor told me to findout my TSH level.What is its importance during pregnancy? What means the abnornal levels?

Thyroid in pregnancy: Tsh is the hormone that regulates the thyroid gland's function. This is a very important aspect of maternal metabolism during pregnancy and can affect the fetal thyroid function. An unregulated maternal thyroid gland can predispose to preterm birth, poor fetal growth, preeclampsia, gestation diabetes mellitus, malpresentation, polyhydramnios and cesarean section. Seek mfm care if results abnormal. ...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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more