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Can pregnancy trigger goiter?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Hashimotos

Most cases of goiter are autoimmune in nature.
This means your own body is sending antibodies to inflame the gland. Pregnancy is one of the peak times of physiologic stress where this happens. The others are adolescence and menopause. Your doctor can measure antibodies and thyroid function.

In brief: Hashimotos

Most cases of goiter are autoimmune in nature.
This means your own body is sending antibodies to inflame the gland. Pregnancy is one of the peak times of physiologic stress where this happens. The others are adolescence and menopause. Your doctor can measure antibodies and thyroid function.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

All pregnant women develop a subtle goiter during pregnancy.
Some women may develop thyroid problems in pregnancy. These are checked with a simple blood test.

In brief: Yes

All pregnant women develop a subtle goiter during pregnancy.
Some women may develop thyroid problems in pregnancy. These are checked with a simple blood test.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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