If you have an underactive thyroid can that affect your ability to become pregnant?

Thyroid. Absolutely. Hypothyroidism is a major cause of infertility. See an endocrinologist if you have abnormal thyroid function. It can also affect the baby once pregnant.

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What's the expert opinion, could the Atkins diet help you to lose weight if you have an underactive thyroid?

No. Brand name T4 replacement and getting your thyroid level back to normal will help. Then it's just eating fewer calories than you burn off -- just like everyone else. Avoid diets with names on them, learn to eat healthy for your own self and for the rest of your life. Read more...

Can you suffer from thyroid storm if you have an underactive thyroid?

No. Only if you severely overdose on your thyroid replacement pills can this happen but then you will be hyperthyroid and not hypothyroid anymore. Read more...
No. Thyroid storm is a condition exclusively related to hyperthyroidism, which is the opposite of hypothyroidism. Read more...

Can someone tell me if it is possible for your blood tests to show hypothyroidism even if you don't have an underactive thyroid?

Thats how we tell. Screen with Thyroid Stimulating Hormone(TSH) and follow up testing with T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels. There are 2 main differrent types of Hypothyroidism, with the most common being underactive thyroid whicvh would cause the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels to be low and the TSH to be high. Stress can also cause the TSH to be altered, but the T3 (liothyronine) and T4 would be normal. That is when we check Reverse T3 (liothyronine). Symptoms important too. Read more...

My cortisol levels are 2.2. I also have an underactive thyroid. I'm wondering should I be worried about my cortisol levels?

Cortisol. Levels can only be interpreted with adequate history and time of the test. If worried about insufficiency the appropriate test is cosyntropin stimulation test. Read more...
Complicated. single cortisol reading is not very helpful. You may need a complete pituitary eval. Read more...