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Hi. I um 30 weeks pregnant..At 24weeks i was diagnosed with 4.4 tsh.This is hyperthyroid or hypothyroid..It will effect my baby any way?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: See your doctor

This TSH may be "normal" or high for nonpregnant women, depending on your lab's reference range, but it is high for a pregnant woman.
High TSHs indicate lower-than-desired thyroid hormone levels or HYPOthyroidism. If you were already taking thyroid hormone, you need a slightly higher dose. If not on thyroid hormone, may not need to start - depends on any symptoms, and needs recheck soon.

In brief: See your doctor

This TSH may be "normal" or high for nonpregnant women, depending on your lab's reference range, but it is high for a pregnant woman.
High TSHs indicate lower-than-desired thyroid hormone levels or HYPOthyroidism. If you were already taking thyroid hormone, you need a slightly higher dose. If not on thyroid hormone, may not need to start - depends on any symptoms, and needs recheck soon.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hypo

Hypothroid-low your doc should monitor your levels and adjust appropriately.
This does not appear to be severe and would expect minimal impact on baby.

In brief: Hypo

Hypothroid-low your doc should monitor your levels and adjust appropriately.
This does not appear to be severe and would expect minimal impact on baby.
Dr. Karen Dantin
Dr. Karen Dantin
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