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Postpartum Thyroid Disorders

By Julie S. Moldenhauer, MD

In 4 to 7% of women, the thyroid gland malfunctions during the first 6 months after delivery. Thyroid hormone levels may be high or low, usually temporarily. Women who have a family history of thyroid disorders or diabetes are particularly susceptible. If women already have a thyroid disorder, such as a goiter or Hashimoto thyroiditis, the disorder may become worse.

Treatment may be required.

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