Medical and Surgical Complications in Pregnancy
Hypothyroidism in pregnancy is least likely associated with (AIPG 2011)
a. Primary hypothyroidism met in pregnancy is mostly related to thyroid autoimmunity. Myxoedema presents rarerly in pregnancy because they tend to be infertile. Untreated hypothyroidism in early pregnancy has a high foetal wastage in the form of abortion, still birth, prematurity and mental development of neonate.
b. Pregnancy complications like pre eclampsia and abortion are high.
c. The dose of levo thyroxine substitution therapy should be increased in pregnancy as compared to pre pregnancy state.