Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for 2 years now. So far my thyroid hormones are under control and my period are getting normal. But I am still unable to get pregnant eventhough my husband and I have been trying for quite awhile now. Is my condition going to affect my chances of getting pregnant forever? What can I do? Please advise. Thank you.
Greetings! Thank you for your question.
I understand your concerns about difficulty conceiving since a child is important in building a family. Women with hypothyroidism are still able to conceive.However, the issue that affects fertility is the problems in ovulating. This is also the cause of your irregular period. With uncertain ovulation phase, one has difficulty in targeting the most fertile phase. The best time to conceive is when the thyroid hormone is at its optimal level. Since you mentioned that your thyroid hormones are now maintained at a normal level, it is highly recommended that you continue trying. It is found that those on thyroid hormone drugs will improve their chances of getting pregnant dramatically once the thyroid hormone levels are normal. To increase your chances of getting pregnant:
It is still best to discuss with your current attending doctor regarding this matter so that a better plan can be devised specifically to cater to your situation. You may get online consultations with our doctors here for medical advice and treatments. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.