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Is my pregnant wife's thyroid being 13.5 a cause of concern?

My wife is carrying and she is in her 9th week, after a blood test i was surprised that the thyroid of her is 13.54, in some web sites it is mentioned as for adults it is fine to have thyroid up to 14.00, here in india we are told that max thyroid should be up to 5. Please some one answer me which is correct? Is it normal that during pregnancy thyroid is more? By the way... she is taking a tablet called Thyronorm, i dont even know if it is fine having that every day is ok as she is pregnant...two days back she had under gone a test which says that her TSH level is 6.5, i have heard that brain development takes place for the baby in womb after 9th week, i even read that in the web site that the baby may get mentally retarded if thiroid is more...Doctor please help
Tue, 13 Dec 2016
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question.
I can understand your concern.

Her TSH level is high. Normal level is 0.5 to 5.0.
Her TSH level is high and it suggest hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism affect the foetus and cause growth retardation. So thyroid supplement is required.

She is taking thyronorm. That is perfect medicine. Continue thyronorm according to your doctor's advice. Regularly check her TSH level and try to maintain normal level.

Hope I have answered your question.
If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer.
Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you very good health.
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