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What are the effects of pregnancy on hypothyroidism?

What are the effects of pregnancy on hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: The various hormones of pregnancy may cause a change in the dose of thyroid medication you will need to stay well controlled. Never just stop your meds without talking to your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy.

Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy.

Depends: As a male, the effects of hypothyroidism are less pronounced though profoundly low levels can affect sperm production. In females, it is very important to maintain normal thyroid levels (TSH around 2) for the health of the baby during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent negative effects of hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

What can I do to prevent negative effects of hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

Take your meds: Continue to take your meds as prescribed by your providers. Pregnancy can affect what doses are required to maintain normal levels and your dose may need adjustment. Don't stop your thyroid meds without consulting your doc....Doing so can be harmful. ...Read more

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Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy and on babies after birth? can ladies go ahead for pregnancy? Please update.

Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy and on babies after birth? can ladies go ahead for pregnancy? Please update.

Yes you can: The thyroid function needs to be followed during pregnancy, but you can have a normal pregnancy. It may not effect the baby in any way but your gynecologist can follow and if any issues arise you can see high risk OB if necessary. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroid effect fertility & pregnancy? What is done to minimize its effects on both? I'm 37 and my TSH is 6.5 the lowest was 3.4 worried.

How does hypothyroid effect fertility & pregnancy? What is done to minimize its effects on both? I'm 37 and my TSH is 6.5  the lowest was 3.4 worried.

It is very: Important to correct your hypothyroidism before attempting to become pregnant, or as soon as it is discovered if you are already pregnant. Hypothyroidism reduces fertility and can endanger a pregnancy. Make sure you are on the appropriate dose of brand name T4 replacement to return your levels to normal. Baby begins to make it's own thyroid hormone about week 12, your level still affects placenta. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid.My dose was increased during ppregnancy i.E 100 mg.Before pregnancy i took 75 mg..Now wht should my dose shd?

Check labs: Binding proteins returning to normal lead many woman to return to their pre pregnancy dose. Factors like weight gain and breast feeding can keep a dose higher. A lab draw will help. ...Read more

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What is it like to have untreated hypothyroidism during pregnancy?

What is it like to have untreated hypothyroidism during pregnancy?

Hazardous: No one leaves hypothyroidism untreated during pregnancy, It can harm the pregnancy, If you are hypothyroid you levels are monitored very closely during pregnancy ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy?

Thyroid + Pregnancy: Due to increased hormone levels , a woman's need for thyroid replacement may go up. Careful monitoring in all trimesters is important . Untreated hypothyroidism in the mother during gestation is seriously problematic for the child. Even under treatment can hurt neurocognitive development. It may be hard to conceive or successfully get to term if untreated or undertreated. Consult your obgyn or gp. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more