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Hypothyroidism after abortion, thyroid medication during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi doctor , 25 yrs ,Married
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   exactly 3 months before i checked thyroid profile,. my tsh level was 5.05 which is suppose to be 0.25 to 5
Doctor :   ok
User :   imm after abortion i had one that test.
Doctor :   ok
User :   done that test
User :   as per my doctors advice i was taking 25 mcg thyronorm tabs for 100 days
Doctor :   You may be at risk of becoming Hypothyroid
Doctor :   ok That is fine
User :   then 3 days before i did another test.and now my TSH level is 2.67 , T3 1.71 , T4 86.38
Doctor :   That is good, it is within normal limits
Doctor :   Sometimes, Stress causes hypothyroidism
User :   since i am planning for a family do i have to continue any thyroid tablets further?
Doctor :   As in your case, the abortion
Doctor :   Continue the medications as of now, But it is better to consult your doctor before conceiving, since the tablets and dosage may require a change
User :   should i continue medications though my thyroid level is within safe limits as of now ?
Doctor :   yes, for sometime
User :   ok
Doctor :   Your body needs to adjust to the demands of Thyroid hormones.
User :   should i consult a doctor in person (or) could you suggest any specific dosage
Doctor :   May be you require to continue the medications even in pregnancy as pregnancy is also a high metabolic state
Doctor :   You can continue with Thyronorm 25 mcgs
User :   ok , my main concern is to be prepared for a healthy pregnancy
Doctor :   Routinely also , your blood tests will be done once you get pregnant
Doctor :   Do not worry, when you get pregnant, all routine blood tests along with thyroid tests will be done
User :   tomorrow i am planning to go and meet a thyroid doctor ,is that neccessary ?
Doctor :   Are you pregnant now?
User :   no
Doctor :   Fine.
Doctor :   I suppose you just got your thyroid profile done, is that reght?
User :   yes it was done on 20th june 2011
Doctor :   It is normal as you just said me the reports
Doctor :   right?
User :   yes
Doctor :   I Don't think so you should consult any doctor as of now.
Doctor :   Continue the same medications
Doctor :   And All the best for your pregnancy
User :   is it safe to take thyronorm 25 mcg during my earlier stages of pregnancy
Doctor :   Yes, it is safe.
User :   ok , thank you doctor
Doctor :   Thank you, Relax and plan a happy pregnancy
Doctor :   Is there any other query that i can help you with?
User :   no that's it , thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   bye
Doctor :   I will be available for your further queries.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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