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High TSH Value

Hi Doctor, My wife is 12 weeks into her pregnancy and TSH value showed up 8.5 and doctor suggested her to take thyronorm 75 mg . She did not had a thyroid problem before this. Can pregnancy sometime cause hypothyroidism. since she has already 12 weeks, is there any chances that it already affected baby?
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Hello, Hypothyroidism of the mother during pregnancy may result in developmental delay in the child. treatment of hypothyroidism in pregnant women is similar to that in nonpregnant women.. A synthetic form of T4 is given to replace the missing hormone. The medication dose is regularly adjusted to maintain a steady blood level of thyroid hormone within the normal range. TSH should be monitored regularly. Tell her to take medications .Pregnancy wil not cause Hypothyroidism.
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