How does hypo/hyperthyroidism affect fertility?

February 14th, 2011

I’m 16 years old. Last year and this year I have had severe symptoms of both hypo and hyperthyroidism. (In case you’re wondering, it is possible to have both of those.) I am going to the doctor on Tuesday to get blood drawn and be tested. I was supposed to be tested last year, but the test was lost.

I was doing some research on these conditions and found out that infertility and fertility problems (including miscarriage) are possible symptoms. My biggest fear in life is being infertile.

I’m wondering how these thyroid conditions affect fertility. Even if you have the conditions, is it possible to treat them and be fertile? I’ll ask my doctor these questions as well, but I’m really freaking out right now and I would love some answers. Thank you.

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3 Responses to “How does hypo/hyperthyroidism affect fertility?”

  1. jay jay...

    Don’t worry yourself! If you get proper treatment of these, if the test results are positive, then there is absolutely no reason why you couldn’t be fertile. Even had you not recieved proper treatment, infertility is only possible, and rarely occurs. Everything will work out OK. Good Luck!

  2. MishMash

    I have hypothyroidism with hyper symptoms as well. I have two kids.

    Thyroid conditions can mess up your cycle but it doesn’t destroy your eggs nor damage your reproductive tract.

    All the best

  3. fun.notnuts

    First of all, know that our fears happen if we give them too much attention. Get a little more joy in your life, darlin’.

    Two out of ten women get a thyroid disease. I am hypothyroid. It did not bother me getting pregnant and having a normal child.

    I have NEVER heard of a woman having trouble in this way due to a thyroid issue. It might well be a scientific fact, but I’ve known a lot of women with this.

    You take a little pill every day which is very inexpensive, and get your levels checked regularly.

    The thyroid controls the brain chemicals as well as hormones so check your emotions out once you are on the meds because depression can come. Just keep an eye on how you feel. A health diary can be of great service to you. How do you feel today? Write it down in a journal.

    Please don’t worry.

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