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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How hard is it to conceive with no thyroid?

    I was born without a thyroid and have been on thyroxine since I was born. How hard would it be for me to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy?
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    Dr Peter Bell

    Gynaecologist, Gynaecologist - Infertility (IVF) Specialist, Obstetrician

    Experienced general obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Able to support high risk pregnancies using Westmead Hospital appointment, and provide advanced fertility support through Genea if required. View Profile

    The good news is that thyroid replacement is excellent. If you have no other hormonal conditions then I dont see there should be a problem. Unfortunately some couples have trouble conceiving, but I dont see that you would have any more or less chance of getting pregnant than someone else. During pregnancy your thyroid replacement will need to be watched and adjusted.

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