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Is TSH Level Of 8 During 10th Week Of Pregnancy A Cause For Concern?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Question: I have entered my 10th week of pregnancy.
My TSH level is 8 and i am consuming 100 mcg since a week. Kindly let me know if my baby would have any implications due to this high value at this stage.
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (25 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No harm

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
TSH levels above 100 have implications on the fetus like congenital hypothyroidism and mental retardation.
However, at TSH levels of 8 will not have any adverse effect on the fetus.
Medicine to control hypothyroidism should be taken regularly to avoid further complications and avoid further rise of TSH.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma (15 minutes later)
Hello,

Thank you so much for the reply.

It has indeed come as a huge XXXXXXX of relief for me.

Could you also please confirm if i need to continue with the 100mcg thyronorm or should i reduce the dosage to 50 mcg.

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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
You should continue with the same dose and get TSH levels repeated in 2 weeks to adjust the dose accordingly.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Is TSH Level Of 8 During 10th Week Of Pregnancy A Cause For Concern?

Brief Answer: No harm Detailed Answer: Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. TSH levels above 100 have implications on the fetus like congenital hypothyroidism and mental retardation. However, at TSH levels of 8 will not have any adverse effect on the fetus. Medicine to control hypothyroidism should be taken regularly to avoid further complications and avoid further rise of TSH. Hope you found the answer helpful. Regards Dr Deepti Verma OBGYN Maternal and fetal medicine specialist