Does thyroid disease have any affect on hcg production when pregnant?
I know that during the first trimester, your hcg levels lower your tsh (thyroid) levels...but I am wondering if the fact that I have thyroid disease will cause a slower production of hcg (pregnancy hormone). where it may not be detectable until later than 5 weeks. I've used hpt's and had a blood test done at what would be 5 weeks...a few days later I got a very very very faint positive line on an hpt...but it was definately blue. I would be 6 weeks now and I am only hanging onto this because I have EVERY possible pregnancy symptom and had spotting (not at all like a period, as it had more clear mucus in it than anything and was very pale pink/tan in color). I also have very viseable blue veins for the past week all over my chest and breasts/nipples, and on the rest of my body (thighs especially...they are much more viseable than usual). I know my body and I just feel pregnant as I already have two children and know what pregnancy feels like~just cannot explain the hcg levels.
- I dont know SORRY
- I have Graves' Disease (overactive thyroid) and I took the test 5 days before my period was due and it came back positive.
What made me take the test was that I had implantation bleeding (didn't have it with my first) so the day after the bleeding stopped I took the pregnancy test and it was a faint line as well.
I am now into my tenth week.
I can't explain the HCG levels either, except all I know, with both pregnancies my results came back early.
Like you, I had the exact same symptoms.
My first pregnancy seemed to help correct and ease my thyroid condition, to the point where after my daughter was born they slowly decreased my neo-mercazole and beta blocker and for the last 12 months I have been on no medication at all.
However, I am aware that my remission may only be intermitent.
I think with the thyroid disorders we are all so different, so while my HCG may be strong from the start, your HCG level may not be as strong and may just become stronger as the weeks progress.
Congrats on your pregnancy and I hope all goes well for you.
Only other women with this disease can truly understand what we go through, not just with pregnancy, but with the day to day challenges that we are faced with thyroid disorders.
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Hope this helps.