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Becoming Pregnant With Underactive Thyroid

08/01/2008

Question:

Hi I'm 29 yeas old and have had underactive thyroid for about 2 to 3 years. I'm now on 100mcg of levothyroxine and my last blood test showed that this was ok and stable. I`m hoping to have children in my early 30`s could you please give me some advise as to if this could cause me any problems in becoming pregnant. I have also been on the pill from the age of 20 thank you.

Answer:

As long as your thyroid hormone levels are adequately controlled, you should have no problems with infertility related to your hypothyroidism.  The past use of a birth control pill should not affect your chance to become pregnant in the future.

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Response by:

Daniel B Williams, MD Daniel B Williams, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati