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Can you still get pregnant and have hyperthyroidism?

If so how did it go?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:42 AM on Aug. 7, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • I've heard you can but need to be monitored closely. This is something you'd really need to discuss with your doctor. Good luck, it has been done.

    Answer by vgiron at 5:52 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • I have hypothyroidism and have a healthy 3 year old. I just needed to have by blood work checked every 6 weeks! Good luck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • Absolutely! If you're "trying" to get pregnant sometimes your doctor has to prescribe certain medications that make the body a more "favorable" host.

    Definitely check with your doctor.

    Answer by BetsyAD at 11:23 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • You should see your doctor before you try to conceive. The medications that manage HYPERthyroidism are NOT SAFE to take during pregnany, and uncontrolled hyperthyroidism can cause problems, and even miscarriage. It is possible to get pregnant and have a healthy baby SOMETIMES when you have hyperthyroidism, but your odds of everything going well are much better if you take care of the thyroid issue before you get pregnant. Often times HYPERhyroidism is treated by removing or killing the thyroid with radioactive iodine. Once the thyroid is no longer active, you will have HYPOthyroidism and will take thyroid hormone. Unlike medications for HYPERthyroidism, thyroid hormone prescribed for HYPOthyroidism is very safe to take during pregnancy. If you have or suspect HYPERthyrodism PLEASE see your doctor before you conceive.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

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