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Old May 13th, 2015, 02:21 AM   1
shivangi1210
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TSH level 3.7, any idea what does this mean ?


Hi Ladies,

So i had my first blood test done yesterday and got the report today.
TSH level came out to be 3.7miu/ml . As per the nurse its quite high for a pregnant women.
I tried to search over the internet but was not able to find enough information.
How will this affect my baby ?
is there any chance of miscarriage with this TSH level ?
I read somewhere that high TSH level affect baby's IQ. Is this true
I'm 4w+4 days todays as per my calculation and 5w+2d as per my doctors calculation.

Any inputs..



 
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Old May 13th, 2015, 06:22 AM   2
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Have they given you thyroid medication? (there is medication for hypothyroid that is pregnancy safe)
The current range for normal thyroid levels is .3-3.0. Anything above 3 is considered hypothyroid, but many drs like to see TSH between 1 and 2 for pregnant women.



 
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Old May 13th, 2015, 07:20 AM   3
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Hi try not to panic it will be ok! I had my thyroid checked and it was around the same level I was prescribed eltroxin tablets 1 a day they will keep me on it probably till baby arrives or 20 weeks I am not sure yet! as at 20 weeks babies thyroid begins to function and they do not need any more thyroid hormones from us

when do you see your doctor or are back in hospital! they will likely do the same for you

it is hypothyroidism when TSH levels are above normal



 
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Old May 13th, 2015, 07:25 AM   4
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TSH levels would need to be in 10 so high numbers to effect baby brain at this point the yolk sac and corpus luteum so baby is perfectly fine, it is at 10 weeks when placenta takes over looking after baby that you may start to feel very tired and sick as our bodies give baby what he or she needs and we get the left overs so you have found it quite early so that is good and once you get the tablets baby will have everything he or she needs to develop

hope that helps ease your concern, I did a lot of goggling when I first found out



 
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Old May 13th, 2015, 07:54 AM   5
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Thank you so much ladies.
I can't tell you how relieved i'm

Lots of love



 
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Old May 13th, 2015, 09:23 AM   6
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I mailed all the reports to my doctor and she has not prescribed me any medicine yet.
I'll have one more blood test. Gap between 2 blood test will be 72 hrs.
in next blood test they will check for tsh, t3 and t4 level.
I was wondering, will tsh levels change after 72 hrs and what is this t3 and t4 tests?



 
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Old May 13th, 2015, 17:04 PM   7
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t3 and t4 are two hormones that are produced by the thyroid (t1 and t2 are two others but they aren't checked as not much is known about what exactly those two do or what levels are normal)
measuring whether one or both of them are high or low in conjunction with high TSH levels will give them a better idea of what kind of medication you should be on and the dose.



 
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Old May 13th, 2015, 21:45 PM   8
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Thanks for the info.
My doctor mailed me that they will check TSH again with T3 and T4, and then they will decide whether to give me medicine or not.
So that part is confusing me.
I have high TSH, so i think they should give me medicine anyway.



 
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Old May 14th, 2015, 17:21 PM   9
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You should not be worried. Fetus will survive with maternal hypothyroidism if that doesn't last too long. Anyway hypothyroidism does not necessarily hurt the baby's health but increases the risk for brain-related dysfunctions. Most of the babies born to untreated mothers are just fine.

TSH should not be over 2,0 while pregnant. Of course T4 ja T3 levels count, too. Blood levels and symptoms of hypothyroidism should be closely monitored the whole pregnancy.



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Old May 14th, 2015, 17:24 PM   10
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Addition to the previous post:

TSH should not rise over 2,0 while pregnant, so I think you should get medication and TSH and at least T4 levels should be monitored about once a month to make sure you get enough medication.



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