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TSH high during pregnancy

By Anonymous December 6, 2013 - 12:23pm
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My wife TSH result is 5.6 during 4 month pregnancy so what recommendation for medicine and others.

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Hello Anonymous,

I would like to welcome you to the EmpowHER community and reaching out to us with your concern about your wife's elevated TSH levels. I must point out that we do not prescribe medication or recommend treatments.

Your wife's obstetrician is the person who should be explaining the results to you and providing any recommendations.

I can tell you that during pregnancy, two hormones, human chorionic gonadotropin(hCG) and estrogen, cause increased thyroid hormone levels in the blood. hCG is similar to TSH and mildly stimulates the thyroid to produce more thyroid hormone. These normal hormonal changes can sometimes make thyroid function tests during pregnancy difficult to interpret.

Does your wife have a preexisting thyroid condition?


December 6, 2013 - 5:35pm
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