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Dr. Martin raff, TB 10yrs ago,miscarriage 13th wk last yr. Any relations between them?qtf positive last wk,tsh4.69. What to do for next safe pregnancy?

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Dr. Dale Tylor
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: Get treatment

Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels, which you have) is associated with miscarriage.
That should be treated before you try again. Also, they will probably test you to be sure there is no active tb. If so, you need to be treated before getting pregnant again as the treatment can be harmful to an embryo/fetus. Ask y our doctor for more info.

In brief: Get treatment

Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels, which you have) is associated with miscarriage.
That should be treated before you try again. Also, they will probably test you to be sure there is no active tb. If so, you need to be treated before getting pregnant again as the treatment can be harmful to an embryo/fetus. Ask y our doctor for more info.
Dr. Dale Tylor
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Quantiferon

This is a test which when positive suggests that you have living TB bacilli in your body.
They not be producing active infection, but have the capability of reactivating later in life and producing clinical tuberculosis, not necessarily in the lungs. You should always tell your doctor that this is present, and do not let anyone place a PPD test on you. See a doctor for treating hypothyroidism.

In brief: Quantiferon

This is a test which when positive suggests that you have living TB bacilli in your body.
They not be producing active infection, but have the capability of reactivating later in life and producing clinical tuberculosis, not necessarily in the lungs. You should always tell your doctor that this is present, and do not let anyone place a PPD test on you. See a doctor for treating hypothyroidism.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Martin Raff
Your TSH will not be likely to affect the status of your tuberculosis, but if you are significantly hypothyroid it may prevent you from having fever, thereby potentially masking one symptom of TB. Go and have your thyroid status managed appropriately. Good luck and best wishes.
Dr. Martin Raff
The use of thyroid medication which will result in lowering of the TSH will not increase the risk of reactivation of tuberculosis.
Dr. Laura Pearlman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: It is unlikely

It is unlikely for TB to be the cause of a miscarriage.
Im not sure what qtf is. Your TSH is indicative of hypothyroidism and that should be rechecked and treated before you try to conceive again. Or if you are pregnant i would see your OB asap to get it treated.

In brief: It is unlikely

It is unlikely for TB to be the cause of a miscarriage.
Im not sure what qtf is. Your TSH is indicative of hypothyroidism and that should be rechecked and treated before you try to conceive again. Or if you are pregnant i would see your OB asap to get it treated.
Dr. Laura Pearlman
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