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Thyroid and fertility

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: August 30, 2021 3:23 AM
Anonymous 10 months

After giving birth to my daughter in 2017, the nurse notice that my thyroid seem bigger so i did a scan, and the doctor mention that one of the gland seem bigger and i need to see specialist. But i have other health issue at that time so until now i have not do a check up. Now i notice that after giving birth my period is longer >10 days and the 1st 3 days i have very heavy bleeding with clots. Does this have to do with thyroid? And will it effect fertility?

Dr Sashini Seeni 10 months
General Practitioner

Hello, thank you for your enquiry.

For your information, a thyroid disease will have tendency to affect your menstrual cycle and causes abnormal uterine bleeding. This is because the abnormal thyroid hormone level will affect the normal metabolic rate in the body, which usually will leads to other symptoms as well, such as weight changes, mood swing, sleeps disturbance and so on.

The thyroid disease will not cause direct effect on fertility, however because abnormal thyroid hormone will affect the normal menstrual cycle causing the ovulation process to be unpredictable. Hence, there will be difficulty in being pregnant if the thyroid disease is not control.

To find out the cause and diagnosis for your case, a more detailed history is needed, as well as a proper clinical examinations and relevant investigations. Therefore, you need to refer this problem to your doctor as soon as possible, then only a proper treatment plan can be given.

You may contact us for an online consultation for further assistance as well.

Thank you, we hope our answer has been helpful.

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Last Updated: Mon Aug 30 2021 03:23:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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