Results Underactive Thyroid

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PreciousBaby19 - September 25

Hi i just got the results back form my blood tests. I'm ttc which most of you may know. I was told that i have an underactive thyroid test when my blood tests were taken to find out why i have irratic periods. I read some things that say this may be the cause of my miscarriages and problems getting pregnant...like this information...............-..........................- Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism are among the many different causes of infertility by preventing ovulation, or the release of an egg. Despite the absence of ovulation, menses may appear normally, so infertility may be the only symptom of an underlying thyroid problem. If you are hypothyroid, you may not ovulate, and it may be difficult for you to become pregnant. Hypothyroidism has also been associated with an increased risk of having cysts forming on the ovaries, or polycystic ovaries, which is also associated with decreased fertility. In women with severe hypothyroidism, the level of a pituitary hormone called prolactin may also be increased, causing milk production (galactorrhea) unrelated to pregnancy and childbirth. The high prolactin level may prevent normal ovulation, causing decreased fertility, sometimes with irregular or absent menses. In addition, some researchers believe that women with untreated hypothyroidism who do conceive are at increased risk for their children to be born with physical abnormalities as well as mental retardation. Spontaneous abortion and fetal death are two other potentially serious complications of untreated hypothyroidism. Diagnosing your hypothyroidism and treating you with thyroid hormone medication will cure you of your thyroid disease. Taking thyroid hormone medication, however, will only improve fertility if you or your husband are suffering from an underactive thyroid gland...........................the problem is i'm wondering if this problem is what caused my miscarriages and if this is whats preventing me from getting pregnant. being ttc for so long.

 

GimmeaBub - September 25

I am so sorry precious baby :( I feel very sad for you, I am not sure if thats what caused your miscarriages but from what you have said it sunds like a possibility. My best friendhas a thyroid problem, and pcos, she holds alot of weight due to it, her drs have told her if she wants to have kids its gonna have to be before 25 :(. So are they going to treat it? does that mean you may still be able to conceive naturally, i am sorry if my questions seem stupid i dont really know alot about it?

 

PreciousBaby19 - September 25

well it looks like its easily treatable. and i just have to take a pill every day at the same time. but it looks like during the pregnancy i will have to have a blood test like every 2 or so times during a trimester so that the levels of my meds can be changed ..aparently the dose will have to be higher when i'm pregnant. It seems I can carry a healthy baby but i just need to get this treated first. so she said that she needs to confirm her diagnosis...and then i can take the pills..but the next blood test isn't for 6 weeks. so is it safe to continue to ttc or should i just wait..its all so new..i'm just...thank ful that its found and not so thankful that i'm just so confused by it..i'm glad i knwo whats wrong..i just dont know how to take it.

 

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