Can severe bleeding during delivery cause hypothyroidism?
Q: I am a 28 years old woman having postpartum subclinical hypothyroidism and my anti-TPO test is 3.2. I had severe bleeding during my delivery and I came to know that this can cause hypothyroidism. Is it true? Does the Thyronorm 25 mcg affect my chances of getting pregnant? What precautions should I take before conceiving?
- Your anti-TPO is negative, this suggest that no autoimmune process going on in your body. This suggests that you will not have a progressive disease.
- Severe bleeding following delivery can cause hypothyroidism but this is related to pituitary gland and in this condition TSH remains low. You definitely do not have this problem.
- Taking Thyronorm 25 will not affect your chances of getting pregnant. Just ensure that your TSH remains normal at the time of conceiving and during pregnancy.