Elizabeth N. Pearce

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Hypothyroidism in pregnancy and postpartum

Are you sure the pregnant or post-partum patient has hypothyroidism? Symptoms of hypothyroidism may include fatigue, difficulty concentrating, cold intolerance, hoarseness, dry skin, constipation, and weight gain. It is important to note that not all hypothyroid women are symptomatic. In addition, there is some overlap between hypothyroid symptoms and symptoms of a normal pregnancy. Signs…

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