Thyroid issues / scoliosis

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Registered: 08-01-2008
Thyroid issues / scoliosis
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Tue, 08-05-2008 - 5:33pm

Hey everyone, I just have a few questions that I am curious about?


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Registered: 06-07-2008
Tue, 08-05-2008 - 6:26pm

hey!


im honestly not sure about the thyroid thing. ive heard, and i could be wrong, that some thyroid problems might cause some issues with conceiving since it produces hormones. but like i said, im not a doctor. it would probably depend on how bad your problem was. as far as scoliosis goes, i highly doubt that it can affect conception. i dont have scoliosis, but i do have kyphosis (which is similar, just not as bad) do to the fact that one of my legs is an inch longer than the other causing my back to be royally screwed up since i was a kid. but ive learned how to deal with it thanks to physical therapy and years of practice standing up straight. anyway, i had no problems conceiving my ds with my kyphosis. so if you have scoliosis i wouldnt even worry girl! the only thing about that was, when i went to get my epidural with ds, they had to examine my back really close and luckily my needle doc was really good at what she does. but other than that dont stress it. im sure itll be fine!



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Registered: 08-01-2008
Tue, 08-05-2008 - 7:29pm

Thanks for the post!


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Registered: 05-19-2008
Wed, 08-06-2008 - 7:25am
If left untreated, hypo or hyperthyroidism can interefere with easy conception. Not to mention that without proper hormone dosage, the fetus can be affected when you do conceive. I know that with hypothyroidism, the baby can be born deaf or with other disabilities. Fetuses need your thyroid hormones in the first trimester for their development until they are able to produce their own.
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Registered: 06-07-2008
Wed, 08-06-2008 - 3:51pm
lol i know, i didnt even think to tell my nurse when i got to the hospital about my back problem until she mentioned the epidural, and i freaked out! the first thing that popped in my head was im not going to be able to get one or that the needle doc is going to screw it up. but, luckily, like i said she knew what she was doing and she examined really closely to what she was doing and where my curvature was and she did a great job. i never had an issue with it. i think that as long as you have a doctor that knows what to do in that situation, then there should be no reason why you cant get one. ;)

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Registered: 07-20-2006
Thu, 08-07-2008 - 5:27pm
I don't know about thyroid issues, but the scoliosis shouldn't. I have a very slight scoliosis and I did research this and they only thing that I found was that if you have a very extreme scoliosis that could cause you excess back pain towards the end of your pregnancy, but that would be the most.
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Registered: 05-20-2007
Sat, 08-09-2008 - 8:35pm
I guess it depends on the severity of the scoliosis but I don't think there should be any problem. A school nurse (LPN) I work with one day was freaking out because she saw back curvature and told me I was going to have to go to a chiropractor before I get pregnant or else I'll be really hunched over..... Well at my last doctor's visit to get BC I also mentioned this so she examined me and in her words: "You have a little bit of scoliosis... but really, we ALL do" She said pregnancy shouldn't be a problem and if you are leaning/curving toward one side you can just do extra exercises on the other side to make those muscles stronger.
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