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Should Pregnant Women Be Screened for Hypothyroidism?

There is some controversy over whether all pregnant women should be tested for an underactive thyroid. Professional societies recommend testing pregnant women for thyroid problems only if they have symptoms or a family history of thyroid disease.
 
More recent data suggests that this approach may miss up to one-third of women with low thyroid levels. Therefore, many healthcare providers now suggest universal screening for thyroid problems in pregnant women or those hoping to become pregnant.
 
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