Dr. Lazarus shares if women with past thyroid conditions should tell their endocrinologists when they get pregnant.
She can either do that or explain to her obstetrician that she has a thyroid problem and take advice accordingly, but it depends on the health system. If she cannot see the obstetrician for a little while, then yes she should get hold of her endocrinologist and say, “What do I do? Should I increase the thyroxine I am already on?” And we would say, “Yes, you should.”
About Dr. Lazarus, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.E.:
Dr. John Lazarus is a clinical professor of clinical endocrinology at Cardiff University at Cardiff School of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom at the Centre for Endocrine and Diabetes Sciences. The Centre for Endocrine and Diabetes Sciences (CEDS) aims to undertake cutting edge laboratory-based and clinical research in the fields of endocrinology and diabetes.
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