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Effects of hypothyroidism on fertility - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User :   can a underthyroid prevent you from having children?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   hypothyroidism
Doctor :   yes
User :   hi
Doctor :   it could be the cause of infertility
User :   i have underactive thyroid and i cant seem to get pregnant
Doctor :   yes it does affect fertility
Doctor :   is ur periods regular?
User :   so how can it be corrected
User :   so long ones and heavy ones
Doctor :   supplementary thyroid hormone needs to be given
User :   do you thiink ivf will correct the problem
Doctor :   for that u need to consult an endocrinologist
User :   i am on levethyroxine 100mg and it is no help
User :   i am seeing one
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what were ur thyroid hormone levels
User :   do you think thyromine will work
Doctor :   when was it checked
Doctor :   yes it will
Doctor :   it will take some time
Doctor :   for the periods to get regular
User :   last week i was of the medication for one month and it was 3.6
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am really confused this thing is getting me sick
Doctor :   was it TSH 3.6?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   what does this mean
Doctor :   normal range is from around 0.5 to 5.5
Doctor :   tsh is thyroid stimulating hormone

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