(Closed) Any 30-somethings have Thyroid test before TTS?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I wanted one, but my gyno told me they normally don’t test for it unless you’ve been TTC for awhile.  I think she was an exception though because a friend of mine went and they automatically tested her thyroid.  I was a little annoyed because if I have a thyroid problem that keeps me from conceiving, I want to know sooner rather than later!  I may need to find a new doctor…  Oh, and I’m 34.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

I’m 24 but have a family history of thyroid issues so have my levels checked annually. It was fine in October and we started trying in January – I am 7 weeks now and at my appointment last week she said she was going to check it again, just incase. They seemed more concerned about it affecting the baby’s health now that I am preggo – as opposed to when I was trying to get that way.

I don’t know why they wouldn’t test you – it is just a simple blood draw anyways ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope that helps!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Its part of my RE’s normal work up. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hm, I’m not sure if I was checked for that, I’m 36 and been working with a fertility doc for 8 months. I might have to look into that now! Lol

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m only 22 but after TTC for 8 months and 2 MCs my doctor checked my thyroid. It was slightly elevated. I started a low dose of medication to balance the levels, they were balanced at my check 6 weeks later and I got pregnant that month. I’m currently 13 weeks. I highly recommend getting it checked if you can! I wish that I’d known that mine was an issue sooner because it contributed to other issues that I already had.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had a thyroid test when I went to my pre-TTC appointment.  I am 30, but went for my appointment when I was 29.  I do have a family history of thyroid issues though.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

So afterseeing this, I decided to look into it.  Turns out I was tested when I went for a physical with my primary care physician.  I went to see him after I had been TTC for 6 months unsuccessfully, without medical intervention.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had a thyroid test at my pre-TTC appointment.  I’m 30 and I have a family history of thyroid issues.  My doctor said it can definitely impact fertility and even contribute to miscarriages, so it’s important to get it under control before TTC.  The levels don’t take long to normalize once on the correct dose of meds, which I am now, and we are going to start TTC in September.

Running a thyroid panel for bloodwork is pretty common – they’ve run it on me whenever I’ve had any issues requiring bloodwork.  I would think if you ask for it, they’ll test you for it, if they aren’t planning to already.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I had mine checked as part of my RE workup.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My RE checks as part of the treatment process. However, I’m 38 and have been Hypothyroid since I was 27. So I’m on meds and being watched. I do wonder if this is the cause of my issues getting PG.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had the bloodwork done yesterday, because we have been TTC with no success so far.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have hypothyroidism (my thyroid is under active). It’s been under active since I was 7… I’m 22 now and it’s been managed for several years, meaning my medication level hasn’t changed in that time.  

How will this thyroid issue potentially affect my TTC? I’m not planning on TTC for a couple years… Just figured I’d ask now ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Jenlon:  Thyroid issues can prevent ovulation and cause miscarriage. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@AprilJo2011:  Oh boy – yet another thing to worry about! ๐Ÿ™ Thanks for the info!

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