High thyroid during pregnancy

FAQ’s on High Thyroid During Pregnancy

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All You Want to Know About High Thyroid During Pregnancy

Query: I am 27 years old and was diagnosed with high thyroid levels during pregnancy. My thyroid level as per my last test report is 11.7. Ever since then I am on medication and taking thyrox each morning. Can anyone let me consequences of high thyroid during pregnancy?

Response: High thyroid during pregnancy or Hyperthyroidism while pregnant means that your thyroid glands are overactive and producing a lot of hormones. This will increase your metabolism and other bodily functions. The TSH of 11.7 is definitely high and you should immediately ask your gynae and start treatment of high TSH level. Don’t think of consequences of high thyroid during pregnancy yet and stop looking over the internet to find them out either. Everything is case dependent and should not be generalized.

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Query 2: I’ve been going through internet wanted to know about tsh levels during pregnancy. What are normal tsh levels in pregnancy? Can anyone suggest? I am pregnant with twins and have thyroid levels of 6. Is there anything to worry?

Response: Thyrotropin or TSH is a test to identify Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism. Having high TSH levels during pregnancy means you have hyperthyroidism. The normal TSH levels in pregnancy are from 0.2 to 5.0. Since you are pregnant with twins, I would suggest you to talk to your gynecologist and start a treatment. With proper medication, you can correct your high TSH levels during pregnancy only.

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Query 3: Does high tsh levels during pregnancy possess a risk to my baby? I am frightened to read effect of hypothyroidism on pregnancy – still birth, premature labor, low baby IQ level, baby development problems, miscarriages, really, I am very nervous.

Response: No, don’t worry. All of it is not true, everything depends on case to case. Babies born to mothers who have hypothyroidism during pregnancy do not necessary have low IQ levels as compared to babies born to mothers with normal TSH levels in pregnancy. Since you have low TSH levels during pregnancy, I am sure you must be taking proper precautions. Consult your doctor and monitor your TSH levels regularly.

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I don’t have any degree in medical and all my responses are based on my personal experiences. I would recommend to talk to your doctor and discuss your medical state before going for a treatment.

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