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Conceiving with PCOS and hypothiroidism

Conceiving with PCOS and hypothiroidism

  1. <span  class="bbp-author-name">galaxis</span>

    Anyone successfully conceived with both PCOS and hypothiroidism? And if so, how?

    06/02/2020 at 10:55 am
  2. Hi Galaxis,

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a common endocrine disorder that can affect female fertility severely. For this reason, most women need high-complexity techniques such as IVF in order to conceive. Read more about your pregnancy options with PCOS here: What Is PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

    If you, additionally, suffer from hypothyroidism, you also need medication in order to bring your thyroid hormone levels back to normal and to reduce the risk of miscarriage. However, you should discuss your options with your doctor and have a blood test before.

    Hope I could answer your question,

    all the best.

    06/12/2020 at 6:03 pm
    • Thanks for clarification. Which fertility specialist can you recommend me? Maybe someone specialist in both disorders. I’m from AZ by the way.

      06/15/2020 at 10:15 am
    • Hi again,

      you’re welcome. If you need help with finding a suitable fertility specialist for your case, we from inviTRA always advise you to visit at least two or three fertility clinics before deciding so that you can compare your impressions of each one. In our clinic directory, you will be able to obtain information about the centers in your area you are interested in. Here is the link: Fertility Centers in Arizona.

      Best regards

      06/15/2020 at 11:11 am
  3. Hey all!!

    I suffer from Hashimotos disease but I’m planning on getting pregnant next year. What are my chances of success?

    12/01/2020 at 3:44 pm
    • Hi Tammy,

      Hypothyroidism can affect fertility by reducing egg production and is also responsible for irregular menstrual cycles. In addition, a deficit of thyroid hormones leads to increased levels of prolactin, a hormone that prevents ovulation in non-pregnant women when in high concentrations.

      The reproductive system needs a sufficient amount of thyroid hormones to function properly. If a pregnancy is achieved, women with hypothyroidism should be especially careful, as low levels of thyroid hormones are associated with an increased rate of miscarriage.

      Therefore, it is important to discuss your pregnancy planning with your doctor since you will need to adjust your medication for a safe pregnancy. Read more about this topic here: Is Pregnancy Safe with Hypothyroidism?

      Hope this answers your question.

      Wish you all the best.

      12/09/2020 at 9:34 am
    • So this means I have a real chance? And do I need to see a fertility clinic or can I conceive naturally?

      12/09/2020 at 11:00 am
    • Hi Tammy,

      this is an interesting question, and yes, while you can get pregnant, it will be more difficult for you to conceive naturally with Hashimoto’s disease since, as stated before, the increased prolactin level hinders ovulation.

      In your case, it is advisable you seek professional help and look for a fertility clinic. For this reason, I invite you to access our Fertility Report. This tool is free of charge and provides you with useful information about possible fertility treatments and clinics in your preferred area.

      Hope this helps,

      Best regards.

      12/09/2020 at 11:43 am