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Old 04-30-2002, 02:01 PM   #1
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Please help - pregnancy/thyroid question

Hello everyone,

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I am in need of advice and suggestions.

I have several fertility problems that require medical intervention. I recently had my blood tested in order to check out my thyroid. The lab results came back with a TSH level of 0.8 and I was told that the "normal" range is 0.3-5.5. Is this right? I have been visiting pregnancy message boards where I have heard that a woman's TSH level has to be 1-2 in order to conceive and support a pregnancy. Is this accurate? What exactly is "normal"?

If my TSH level is 0.8 does this mean that I might have some form of hypothyroidism? (Or would it be hypErthyroidism?)

We lost our first baby in a miscarriage on 4/19/02. We are absolutely devastated and I am desperately seeking any type of medical help that might prevent this from occurring again in the future.

Thank you,
Birdie

 
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Re: Please help - pregnancy/thyroid question

Hi Birdie14,
I empathize with your devastating loss...I have had several miscarriages myself.

Even though thyroid levels affect pregnancy, it is due to the fact that thyroid imbalance creates other hormone imbalances.
However, there is no proof that your fertility problems are thyroid related.

Different labs have different ranges for normal. Mine says .5 to 5.5 is normal for TSH.
There is no test that proves what range is normal for any individual, we are all different in relation to hormone needs. I need my TSH below one to feel OK.

You may have a normal thyroid level for you, may actually be hyper or hypo, we cannot determine this for you.

I suggest that you go through the symptoms on the checklists on the Information Archive topic and see which ones you have and take the list to a doctor that listens to symptoms not just lab ranges.

Let us know how it goes. TF


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