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Cause of irregular periods with hyperthyroidism and elevated placental hormones - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   im 22 and i went to the doctor last week...im 4 months late on my period...im not preg because they did a blood test and it was negative....so def not pregnent....They did tell me however my thyriod level and placenta level is high...what could that mean? is this treatable so I can get my period again?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   im 22 and i went to the doctor last week...im 4 months late on my period...im not preg because they did a blood test and it was negative....so def not pregnent....They did tell me however my thyriod level and placenta level is high...what could that mean? is this treatable so I can get my period again?
User :   im affraid this might lead to OPD or some type of cancer or infertility....
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   im 22 years old
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have your periods bee regular in the past?
User :   yes
User :   many times
User :   but not this long
User :   ive skipped a for 2 months one time
User :   but after that it went to be normal again
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain.
User :   sure
Doctor :   High thyroid levels indicate hyperthryroidism.
Doctor :   It's a medical condition where there is increased secretions of the thyroid hormones.
Doctor :   The cause are multiple.
User :   is this something that is treatble?
Doctor :   You would need further evaluation to know what is responsible for this abnormality.
Doctor :   Yes.\
Doctor :   It's treatable.
User :   they told me they might do a MRI
User :   to look into the petuitery gland
Doctor :   This can explain your menstrual irregularities.
User :   is this something that I should be very worried about?
User :   because I am pretty scared about it to tell you the truth
Doctor :   MRI is one of the test to know what might be the cause for the hyperthyroid state.
Doctor :   It may not necessarily mean a tumour.
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   You can wait till the scan reports come.
User :   yes
User :   I will be going into the dr on weds so I hope all will b fine after all d tests
User :   but patients with this conditions have childern correcT?
Doctor :   There are chances, if the thyroid hormones care corrected.
User :   and if not?
Doctor :   The hyper thyroid state can be easily corrected by means of medications.\
Doctor :   It's similar to treating a diabetes.
Doctor :   if they fail to help in concieving, then there are ovulation inducing drugs or artificial insemination which can help.
Doctor :   However, its important that you correct these hormones.
Doctor :   As they are also important in keeping the pregnancy going and avoiding abortion.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   i see what your suggestions are
User :   that is very comferting
User :   bcs I couldnt help but just think I will never be able to have children
Doctor :   I would suggest you to wait untill the MRI reports come.
Doctor :   Then follow up with an endocrinologist for the management of the hormonal disturbances.
Doctor :   You would need to be on those medications strictly.
Doctor :   And then try for pregnancy.
User :   well im not trying ot get pregnant right away im still 22
User :   but in the future
User :   when i do get married
Doctor :   Correcting these hormones usually helps on most occasions, however, if they don' t then you would need the other medical treatment.
User :   are these medications going ot be somthing for the rest of my life?
Doctor :   Then it's fine.
Doctor :   It would depend.
User :   sorry if im asking alot of random questions
User :   i appreciate all the help you are giving
User :   it is very helpful and eases my stress
User :   because my doctor didnt really answer much questions when I asked
Doctor :   Some people may need it life long, however there are others in whom these medications can be stopped in between.
Doctor :   However, your hormones would be assessed periodically and the requirements for these medical drugs would be modified accordingly.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   Do you have any further queries?
User :   no i think that is all
User :   i really appreciate it Dr.
Doctor :   Please fill the feed back form too.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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