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Thyroid During Pregnancy
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 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My wife is four months pregnant. Recently, she had taken a test for thyroid profile. It shows that my TSH is abnormal that is 54. Will this affect the baby? Can this be cured by proper diet & medicines?

Chitvan (Jabalpur, India)

A: If the TSH is increased it may be due to hypothyroidism. Your wife will have to do other tests of thyroid & see her gynecologist who can decide on the treatment. Hypothyroidism can be treated with medicines.

Dr. Asha Paranjpe

Q: I am pregnant. My thyroid is very high i.e. TSH-14. My doctor has started giving me thyroxin. What effect will this have on my baby?

Cookie (Toronto, Canada)

A: Taking Thyroxine will ensure that baby will not have a thyroid problem.

Dr. Asha Paranjpe

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