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What should I do if I have a thyroid condition and I want to conceive?

What should I do if I have a thyroid condition and I want to conceive?

Get stable first: Thyroid conditions are common. They don't necessarily mean problems during pregnancy if your condition is treated adequately before and during pregnancy. So get diagnosed and treatment and, once stable, feel free to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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


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What to do if I have polycystic ovary disease and i want to have a baby what should I do?

What to do if I have polycystic ovary disease and i want to have a baby what should I do?

Fertility Specialist: First you want a full evaluation to make sure it is safe to get pregnant. You want to test for pre-diabetes to make sure there is no harm to a baby. Then if you are ovulating that is great. If not usually some simple medicine can get you to ovulate. ...Read more

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I have graves' disease and want to have a baby. What should I do before I try to conceive ttc?

I have graves' disease and want to have a baby. What should I do before I try to conceive ttc?

Evaluation: It is important to make sure all your thyroid tests look normal at the time. Also it is important to screen for diabetes which is another autoimmune disease that women with graves are at risk for. You would want to have a high risk doctor available during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have graves' disease and want to have a baby. What should I know before I try to become pregnant?

It's complicated: The most common treatment for graves' with radioactive iodine requires that you not become pregnant for 6-12 months afterwards to prevent harm to the baby. Once a person is well established on thyroid hormone, a pregnancy should not be any more difficult than usual. Anyone taking thyroid hormone who becomes pregnant should speak with their doctor about a dose change. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's disease. What should I do before I try to get pregnant?

I have hashimoto's disease. What should I do before I try to get pregnant?

Check hormone level: Before getting pregnant you should be sure that your thyroid hormone level is normal. If you are on thyroid hormone replacement, your dose requirement may increase during pregnancy, so your TSH should be checked periodically during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What should I know if I have lupus and want to get pregnant?

What should I know if I have lupus and want to get pregnant?

See below: Besides whether or not you have sjogren or antiphospholipid antibodies to be positive, you need to know or whether your lupus is active. The best pregnancy outcomes occur when your lupus has been clinically inactive for at least six months. You should also discuss preconception planning with your rheum and ob/gyn long before you get pregnant. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a reaction to thyroid meds?

What do I do if I have a reaction to thyroid meds?

Complicated question: Your question is not specific enough to answer. What thyroid med? What reaction? I suggest you see your doctor, and evaluate your need for thyroid medication in the first place, and try to figure out if the "reaction" is to the drug, or to something else, and what alternatives there are. ...Read more

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What should I know if I have diabetes and I want to get pregnant?

What should I know if I have diabetes and I want to get pregnant?

See expert ASAP: Before trying to conceive (ttc), see an expert--perinatologist or mfm subspecialist or endocrinologist with experience with diabetes in pregnancy. Have tests of heart, kidneys, eyes, hgba1c. Improve glycemic control with ada diet, exercise, Insulin under md care. Take folate (folic acid). When stable, then try. Let doctors know as soon as you think you might be pregnant. This is best approach for you and baby. ...Read more

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What should I know if I have depression and I want to get pregnant?

What should I know if I have depression and I want to get pregnant?

Current status? : If you are being treated for depression with medication, discuss with prescribing doctor & ob/gyn. One must weigh benefit v risk to either continue or discontinue medications for depression in a pregnancy. Untreated pregnant women have higher rate of miscarriage, prematurity & postpartum depression. Babies exposed to antidepressants have slight risk of neonatal pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovary disease and I want to have a baby so what should I do?

I have polycystic ovary disease and I want to have a baby so what should I do?

Get treated: Pcos can be treated. Doctors that specialize in infertility can help you. In my opinion, one of the best infertility docs in the country is dr. Scott roseff. If he is too far away, then find an infertility doctor in your area. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I have pco syndrome and want to get prignant, what should I do?

If I have pco syndrome and want to get prignant, what should I do?

Talk to your OB doc: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is linked to a variety of conditions: irregular periods, obesity, acne, infertility, and a higher risk of diabetes. Interestingly, many women with pcos are treated with a drug for diabetes, i.e., metformin, when they are trying to get pregnant. There are other treatment options available if this doesn't work. Good luck! lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a prolactinoma?

What to do if I have a prolactinoma?

Usually cabergoline: Hi. Usually medication therapy with cabergoline is all you need. Very rarely, surgery is needed for large, aggressive tumors. Talk about this with your endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I need to know if I should go to a doctor or not. I think I have depression. I have been on anti depressants before but i can't remember why.

I need to know if I should go to a doctor or not. I think I have depression. I have been on anti depressants before  but i can't remember why.

Seek evaluation: If your depression is causing distress you should seek an evaluation from a mental health professional, either a psychologist, psychiatrist, or clinical social worker. The evaluation should help determine the nature and extent of the depression and point a path toward the treatment of it. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovaries and want to have a baby, so what do I need to do?

I have polycystic ovaries and want to have a baby, so what do I need to do?

Yes: Once teh pcos diagnosis is confirmed by the gyn md than ovulation can be "jump started" with a fertility ovulation induction drug such as Clomiphene citrate. Pregnancies result frequently to such treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to start birthcontrol but I have hypothyroid?

What do you suggest if i would like to start birthcontrol but I have hypothyroid?

Batshevah: Please always take your thyroid medication and make sure your tests are normal while seeing your endocrinologist on a regular basis. Pick your birth control method as matches your lifestyle. Always monitor weight, BP, thryoid function tests and liver function tests. Report any mood swings. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a thyroid problem and how would i know?

How do I know if I have a thyroid problem and how would i know?

Syptome/tests: There many different thyroid diseases with different symptoms and presentation.Some will present with goiter(thyroid swelling in neck)while others may present with symptoms or overactive gland like palpitation, fast heart beat; weight loss.Or underactive with weight gain, and others. Diagnosis is made by blood test for the hormones and if there is a goiter with imaging like ultrasound/scan/biops. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a thyroid nodule, can I get a perm?

Yes?: If by a perm you mean a hair styling requiring adding chemicals to the hair, a thyroid nodule will not be affected. ...Read more

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Tryn to have a baby what do I need to do one of my ovaries have been removed to you think its possible for me to have one, if so what do I need to do

Tryn to have a baby what do I need to do one of my ovaries have been removed to you think its possible for me to have one, if so what do I need to do

It : It should still be possible to get pregnant but it may be harder. It depends on your age - younger is better, how healthy your remaining ovary is, what kind of surgery you had (laparoscopy / keyhole surgery or an open surgery with a longer incision on your belly), and the reason why your ovary was removed - did you have endometriosis, an ovarian cyst or a tumor like a dermoid cyst? Two issues - first removing an ovary reduces your the number of eggs you have left by half and you are dependent on one ovary to get pregnant. Healthy people can have one kidney removed and be fine but if any disease damages the remaining kidney they will get into trouble faster than someone with two kidneys. Same thing with one ovary, if it's healthy you may be fine but if there is damage to the ovary from the effects of infection, endometriosis, smoking, stds like chlamydia, or getting older, it may be harder to conceive. Second, were your tubes healthy at the time of the surgery to remove your ovary? Did you have a tube removed along with the ovary or just the ovary? If there is scarring around your tubes or remaining ovary at the time of your surgery, or scar tissue developed after your surgery, it may be harder to get pregnant as the egg may not make it into your tube to get fertilized by sperm, or the pregnancy may get stuck in the tube. Bottom line is you may be fine to get pregnant but you have a higher chance of problems. If you are under 35 and have regular cycles i recommend trying for six months before seeing a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology / infertility or rei md) who can test your egg supply, check the inside of your uterus and tubes, and look for hormonal issues or sperm problems. If you are 35 or over, or have irregular periods, see a rei right away to "find out where you're at". If you do have low egg supply, at any age, getting the diagnosis sooner is better than 'waiting too long'. Hope you do well and are able to get pregnant easily. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged thyriod with multiple nodules. What am i to expect if I have it removed?

Hypothyroidism: If it needs to be removed, have it done by a surgeon who does a lot of thyroid surgery. Complications will be less likely. The surgeon should remove all the thyroid, and you will need to take thyroid replacement, which is easy to adjust and you will feel fine. If the nodules are benign (on biopsy and ultrasound) and not too big, you may not need surgery. ...Read more

Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more