So I get a call from my OB today...my blood work came back and my thyroid is low. They want me to see an endocrinologist to get it checked out. What does this mean?
I made the appt for March 3, but I really want to get it checked out now. Of course if they thought it was an emergency, they would tell me to come in immediately, right? And I'm going to that fetal specialist on Tuesday for the NT screening so maybe he can ease my mind.
From what I've read, it's fairly common, but gone untreated can lead to poor brain development. Dr. Oz's book said it could be a cause of miscarriage, but it was on a list of dozens of things that could potentially cause miscarriage and I think what it actually said is that when women have repeated miscarriages, one of the things they look at is thyroid so that not the same thing really. You know that I don't like reading that word "miscarriage" though. Ugh.
I'm not freaking out...I just wish someone would tell me "oh, that happens all the time, it's not a big deal" So would someone out there just tell me that please? You can lie, I don't mind.