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Postpartum Thyroid Disease
Some women may have temporary thyroiditis called postpartum subacute thyroiditis that usually occurs within 3 to 6 months after giving birth. It also may occur after miscarriage. The classic clinical picture is a woman who will first have symptoms of hyperthyroidism with palpitations, anxiety, and weight loss, followed by hypothyroidism with fatigue, constipation, and weight gain, culminating in normal thyroid function in 90% of women of experience this condition.
Women with type I diabetes have a 25% risk of developing postpartum thyroid dysfunction.
Consult your doctor if you have symptoms of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism after pregnancy or miscarriage.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/16/2012
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