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I have graves' disease and want to have a baby. What should I know before I try to become pregnant?
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Other Treatments
Some, but not all, obs prefer that women not be on thyroid-blocking medicines during pregnancy.
If one is used, ptu (propylthiouracil) is usually preferred over methimazole. Surgery should not complicate future pregnancies, but has other complications, and is usually not the best choice.

In brief: Other Treatments
Some, but not all, obs prefer that women not be on thyroid-blocking medicines during pregnancy.
If one is used, ptu (propylthiouracil) is usually preferred over methimazole. Surgery should not complicate future pregnancies, but has other complications, and is usually not the best choice.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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