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Weight loss due to hyperthyroidism. Will it affect my pregnancy chances? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User:Hello Doc
User:My proble is that i had a thyroid problem - Hyperthyroidism
Doctor:how long have you had such issues ?
User:Now after 2 yrs, am again loosing weight again
User:i had stopped medicine for 2 yrs after consulting Doc
Doctor:Have you checked your recent TSH and Thyroid hormone levels ?
User:needs to get that done today.
Doctor:May i know what medication you were on ?
Doctor:Are u there ?
User:i was taking Neo Mercazole for 2 yrs and Inderal just for few days
Doctor:was there a proper diagnosis of your condition? was there any serology test for antibodies to thyroid hormone done ?
User:yes i had gone thru RAIU and then medication started
User:i was satisfied with the earlier treatment
Doctor:WAS this a Radioiodine ablation therapy ? or it was a XXXXXXX uptake study ?
Doctor:Are u there ?
User: XXXXXXX uptake
User:My blood test from diff places showed little abnormality in TSH
User:so got RAIU done
Doctor:so, did the doctors mentioned, there was an increase in the uptake ? was there any increase in the thyroid gland tissue ? any nodules seen ?
User:i dont knw bout it
Doctor:so u not sure about the RAU study results ?
Doctor:In that case, it is fine
Doctor:Are u there ?
User:will this problem effect my future pregnancy?
Doctor:Symptoms like palpitation, excessive sweating, lack of sleep, etc are signs of recurrence of ‎hypothyroidism. Presence of such issues may indicate recurrence of the condition.‎
Doctor:In such cases, miscarriages, or delay in conception can occur ‎
Doctor:You can do a thyroid function test study, to check for recurrance
Doctor:and in case it is normal, other tests to check for malabsorption ‎syndromes, like stool test, liver function tests can be done , based on the clinical findings
Doctor:Do u have any other issues other than weight loss ? How much have you lost over the last 3 months ?
Doctor:Are u there ?
Doctor:Since you are facing techincal issues, during the chat, i have asked the customer care to initiate a telephonic call so that we can have a discussion
Doctor:the call will be arranged shortly
Doctor:thanks for consulting with us here
Doctor:take care and bye for now
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