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Delayed periods due to Thyroid problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Hi How can I help you?
User :   This query is pertaining to my wife
User :   we are planning for a child
Doctor :   ok
User :   she is having Thyriod problem with high TSH
Doctor :   May I know her age ?
User :   she is taking daily dosage of 75 mcg Eltroxin
User :   27 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   for the last 4-5 months, her period is getting delayed by 5-6 days every month
Doctor :   Even though periods are delayed, she is getting cycles and she might be ovulating
User :   yes she is getting cycles
Doctor :   That is good
Doctor :   Delay is cycles is normal process
Doctor :   It is not harmful
User :   ok
Doctor :   Are you planning for having children?
User :   yes, we are
User :   so wanted your advice
User :   what precautions to be taken
User :   I remember in Feb10, her period got delayed by 15 days
User :   and immediately after that, she had 2 cycles in a gap of 20 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so some are early and some are delayed
User :   yes
User :   early was only once
User :   after that it always got delayed by 5-6 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so for the last -may june july aug sep oct are the cycles rehular
Doctor :   Just delayed ah!
User :   yes
Doctor :   OK
User :   but with delay of 5-6 days every month
User :   yes
User :   just delayed
Doctor :  
if you want children, you need make sure whether these cycles are ovulatory or not.
Doctor :   Usually ovulation happens 12-16 days before the start of periods
User :   ok
User :   but how to make sure if these cycles are ovulatory or not?
Doctor :   So between that gap times, there is chance of conceiving
Doctor :   Good question.
Doctor :   There is an Ovulation get and use the kit
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