Hypothyroid And Trying To Get Pregnant

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Alternative Names

Cretinism; Congenital hypothyroidism; Hypothyroidism - infants


Prevention

If a pregnant women takes radioactive iodine for thyroid cancer, the thyroid gland may be destroyed in the developing fetus. Infants whose mothers have taken such medicines should be observed carefully after birth for signs of hypothyroidism.

Most states require a routine screening test to check all newborns for hypothyroidism. See also: Newborn screening tests


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