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does thyroid disease really raise the risk of birth defects?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by determined little korean girl, Apr 19, 2002.

  1. determined little korean girl

    determined little korean girl Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hello again everyone ! I remember reading an article about thyroid disease and higher risk of birth defects somewhere on the web recently, so I went searching for it, because I wanted to know if any of you knew if it was in fact true . I actually have hyperthyroid, and after I read this article, I started to worry. I found the article tonight and it's from the Johns Hopkins website. If you have time could you guys take a look at it and tell me your opinions ? Should I worry about having children while I have hyperthyroid ? I'm on medication right now, but there's always the option of destroying my thyroid and taking hormone supplements for the rest of my life . If I want to have a child, do you think that would be the best way to go ? Anyhow, here's the website , please check it out ! Thanks a lot !
    <a href="http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/press/2002/JANUARY/020117.htm" target="_blank">Thyroid Disease Raises Risk For Birth Defects - Jan 17, 2001 Johns Hopkins</a>
     
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  3. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    all i can say is go ask your doctor.
     
  4. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    the article says, increased risk. i wonder what percentage increase that is.
     
  5. determined little korean girl

    determined little korean girl Member 7+ Year Member

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    thanks everyone for your posts ! if anyone else has an opinion I'd be really glad to hear from you !
     
  6. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Moving this to the Everybody Forum...
     

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