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What Should Your Thyroid Level Be When You Are Pregnant
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
Can a hpt determine whether your levels are clear or not. And also do your hCG level have to be 0 before you can get pregnant.
Hyperthyroidism: If you are hyperthyroid, it uaually causes symptoms; common ones are heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It causes bone loss (osteoporosis) over time. It places a stress on your heart, which may be tolerated when young, but not with aging. Commonly caused by graves disease, toxic nodular goiter. It can be treated; you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Around 100: However, this varies somewhat and cannot be relied upon in determining the gestational age. ...Read more
See below: There are a large number of causes for skipped period or abnormal menstrual bleeding. Some of these include failure to ovulate, severe emotional stress, obesity, anorexia, polycystic ovarian syndrome, other hormonal causes, diseases or abnormalities of the reproductive tract etc. Often the cause is unknown. SEE: http://bit.ly/19cKee5 http://bit.ly/1Cn3tey Dr. Lipkin www.healthap.com/dr-lipkin ...Read more
Fatty junk food: The same as you should avoid no matter who you are or what your thyroid level is. The food you eat won't affect your thyroid. Only taking the correct amount of brand name T4 replacement will return your thyroid lab to normal. ...Read more
I know it's possible to get your period while pregnant but what would be the signs that you are indeed pregnant if you were 10 weeks?
Not quite.: Although a woman can have some bleeding while pregnant it isn't her period. If you have an actual period than you are not pregnant. Find out if you are pregnant by taking a home pregnancy test. You might have no sxs or pregnancy sxs can include fatigue, increased urination, enlarging waist, headaches, nausea, vomiting, increased gas, change in appetite, insomnia just to mention a few. ...Read more
Not measured!: If you had a hysterectomy with oophotectomy (which is removal of the ovaries) your FSH will go very high, usually into the 100's. The FSH responds differently in different people to HRT. In some it does not change in others it comes to undetectable. What is important is how you feel not a number! Also, know in situation it is safe and appropriate to be on HRT, see link. ...Read more
If you are having your monthly menstruations as you always do on time is it still possible to be pregnant?
No: A woman cannot get her normal regular period and be pregnant at the same time. However, she can get pregnant a week or two after her normal period. If she has some spotting or light bleeding that doesn't look like her normal regular period, she can check a urine pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) to see if she is pregnant. ...Read more
No.: Hcg starts increasing after implantation of the fertilized egg into the lining of the womb; as such, you may have conceived while the HCG is zero, but you are not yet quite pregnant, in that your egg is still floating and your womb is empty. As a general rule, undetectable HCG indicates that there is no implanted pregnancy anywhere in your body. ...Read more
Tsh level is a 3 which is causing pharmacist to be concerned. I do have many symptoms of hypothyroidism, what tests should be done?
Normal TSH 0.45-4.5: Why is your pharmacist concerned? Tsh of 3 is normal. Of course, we're trained to treat the person, not just the numbers so many of us will prescribe enough medication to achieve TSH of 1-2. Tsh less than 0.45 increases risk for hyperthyroidism eg palpitations, tremors, anxiety, insomnia, bone loss, etc. Further testing depends upon your symptoms. Bottom line: talk to your doc who ordered test. ...Read more
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