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Hi, my friend is 7months pregnant. She got thyroid. Doc got the reports 3rd month but doc started her thyroid medication in 4th month. Is the gap gonna affect baby?? Wat should she do??



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No srisha it won't affect the baby... but tell her to continue tablet till.pregnancy

It depends on what kind of thyroid disease ur frnd hv. There are two types of thyroid disease Hypothyroidism(low levels of thyroid hormone) and hyperthyroidism(high levels of thyroid hormone). If; Hypothyroidism is severe it can effect the baby adversely if properly not treated from the first trimester. Plz advise ur frnd to regularly check her TSH level.

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