THYROID PROBLEMS AND PREGNANCY – HYPOTHYROIDISM AND PREGNANCY

  • This is the most common thyroid disorder occurring around or during pregnancy.
  • In pregnant state hypothyroidism is usually overlooked because of similar features such as weight gain, fatigue and swelling and symptoms of both may overlap.

Investigations

The diagnosis of hypothyroid state in pregnancy can be confirmed by thyroid function tests especially serum TSH level. Thyroid function test should be done every 2-3 months in pregnant women suffering from hypothyroidism.

Complications

Untreated hypothyroidism may cause spontaneous abortion or fetal death.