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Is thyroid test essential during pregnancy ?

I am 3 months pregnant now and got my blood, HIV and urine test done. Is Thyroid test is essential during preganacy? Please advice.
Sat, 21 Jan 2012
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Hi,

Thyroid test is not routinely done in pregnancy.

It is advisable to get your thyroid function evaluated if:
you are currently on treatment for a thyroid disorder
you have a history of thyroid disorder in the past
you currently have symptoms suggestive of thyroid disease

Hope I have answered your query.
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