Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
134 Doctors are Online

Early pregnancy, tests showed high TSH level. Should I continue with the pregnancy or opt for abortion?

I am 36 year old and 2 month pregnant. My TSH level is 25.80 and have to test T3 and T4 in next 2 days. If rest of the test comes normal than what should i do? Should i continue the pregnancy or abort because I heard that in first trimester if TSH level is so high than baby growth and brain not develop properly. So, I am very scare about baby future. If i give birth than he/she will be normal or have a low IQ. Kindly advise. Thanks in advance.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  164
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Infertility Specialist 's  Response
Though there are chances of hampering growth of brain of baby in hypothyroidism, there are equal chances for normal development also. If T3 & T4 levels are normal, chances of affecting brain growth are reduced (though not to zero). Whether to continue pregnancy or not, it depends on how easily/with difficulty you became pregnant. If you became pregnant very easily & don't want to take any chance, you can go for abortion. Equally, if you conceived with difficulty & are ready to take that extra risk to baby, you can continue pregnancy. Your physician will assist you in decision making.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Wed, 17 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor