I've always suspected I might, but tests continue to show normal. However, my sister told me that her doctor said or she read that sometimes the tests will show normal for a long time even if there is a small problem and only show up when the thyroid becomes even less efficient at its job. My doctor said I have some of the symptoms and the swelling in my neck, but again, as of my last test everything appeared normal (or normal enough). Unfortunately, I am trying to breastfeed and I tend to have supply issues (yes, I've spoken to LLL and even they say I may have some kind of issue causing my boobs not to put out enough) and I was told a thyroid problem can sometimes do that...but if they tests won't even show up yet, I'm obviously NOT going to be able to fix it with meds until they do. Does the "not showing up thing" happen often, or should I assume my issues are something else?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Jun. 10, 2010 in Health
I have Graves disease, a thyroid disease and made enough milk for 3 babies. I did nurse 2 at a time with no problems. My DIL has a low thyroid. She works, doesn't pump, and makes enough milk for twins! My grandson is 20 mo and loves nursing. A low thyroid may impact breastfeeding a little but breastfeeding more frequently in the early weeks will help ensure an adequate supply. Hyperthyroidism isn't a condition that causes a woman to not be able to breastfeed.
The thyroid tests primary care doctors do are usually just screening tests. There are more detailed tests. If you haven't had all the tests done you might talk to your doctor about running more tests. Low thyroid can cause fertility problems. That's how my DIL found out she had a problem.
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