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Can I give blood samples for thyroid when I have my periods? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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User:I am XXXXXX
Doctor:How are you?
User:Want to know if i can give blood samples for thyroid when I have chams
User:I am good ty
Doctor:when did you give your last sample?
User:I have an appointment tomarrow whith an doctor
User:I wanted to check the thyroid
Doctor:I understand
User:When i was pregnant...i was advised to take 25mg thyronorm tablets
Doctor:the sample is usually given before you take the medication in the morning
Doctor:I think you can give it during your period
User:After delivery i stopped the medicines
Doctor:There is no variation in the level due to periods
User:thought i will check thyroid and continue to take the medicine
Doctor:I think it would be a better idea to get tested first
Doctor:When was your delivery?
User:24th Aug 2011
Doctor:and you have not taken the medication since then?
Doctor:Then dont start taking it
Doctor:Give a sample first
Doctor:and then lets see
Doctor:A lot of women who develop hypothryoidism in pregnancy are ok after their delivery
User:but my doctor said to continue after delivery also
User:infact said to continue till my death
Doctor:we usually test first Varalakshmi and then continue the medication
User:will do
Doctor:the severity of the problem decides the dose
User:how many times if the 10 month baby pass motion a day is ok
Doctor:It will depend from baby to baby
Doctor:Some babies pass just once in 2-3 days
Doctor:even that is normal
Doctor:So if your child is well and has a particular set pattern, I dont think you should worry about this
User:Thank you very much
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
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