How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr Owen Your Own Question

Dr Owen
Dr Owen, Board Certified OB/GYN
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 55754
Experience:  Board certified Ob/Gyn
18703594
Type Your OB GYN Question Here...
Dr Owen is online now

I had a stillborn baby at 31 weeks in February 2010 the cause

Resolved Question:

I had a stillborn baby at 31 weeks in February 2010 the cause was placenta insufficiency and severe iugr. Im trying again since january of this year, but not pregnant yet. I am getting a positive ovulation test. This month I have been checking my basal temperature daily. This month my temperature went up showing ovulation, but has dropped from 37.09c to 36.13c in the last week. I had unprotected sex before, during and after ovulation

I have mild hyperthyroidism which is under control with 50mgs ptu a day. I have chronically low white blood count and neutrophils and enlarged red blood cells.

I have a healthy 5 year old little boy, and haven't had problems getting pregnant before.
I am 37 and a normal healthy weight
should I see my doctor
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Owen replied 3 years ago.

Dr Owen :

Hello

Dr Owen :

What is your current TSH level for your thyroid?

Customer:

It was 16 last month and my endocrine dr had me on 50mgs ptu twice a day down to 25mg twice a day. My thyroid was tested in feb13 after the baby died and my thyroid tested normal. August 13 I was tested again and it was 48

Dr Owen :

but what is your TSH level - because what is important is that the NEW TSH guidelines are 0.5 to 2.5 (the old was 0.5 to 4.5) - so that could make a difference.

Dr Owen :

Low white counts, if less than 2.5 for the WBC - that should be looked at for such things as lymphoma and leukemia - Unlikely you have it and your blood tests are NORMAL for you - but a Hematologist SHOULD at least look at a Blood smear under a Microscope

Dr Owen :

And, then if you have not had your Tubes looked at to see if they are still open - a HSG - Hysterosalpingogram should be done

Customer:

Its at 0.1 which hasnt changed throughout. I get to see my hematologist yearly because through a bone marrow biopsy, the doctor's found out I have 2 separate dna, 15% more fetal blood than I should have and trisomy 8 mosaicism. Nothing they think should have caused problems with the baby who was genetically tested and fine, just me and I knew nothing about this until last year.

Dr Owen :

0.1 for TSH - that is NOT a good number for your thyroid - it needs to be between 0.5 and 2.5

Customer:

Sorry just checked my letter of my bloods from dec 2013

Dr Owen :

ok

Customer:

Tsh <0 .01> neutrophil 0.7 wbc 2.6 platelets 148 mcv 103.0

Dr Owen :

okay

Dr Owen :

TSH is TOO low

Dr Owen :

that is a concern and needs to be reevaluated

Dr Owen :

the TSH needs to be between 0.5 and 2.5

Customer:

My endocrine dr at my hospital hasn't mentioned that this could be a problem, its the t4 which she was looking at and more concerned with

Dr Owen :

I understand

Dr Owen :

but what is important in pregnancy is the TSH - because this is coming from the pituitary gland - and hence the pituitary gland also controls ovulation, and estrogen levels etc that are produced from the ovary - so TSH is very important

Dr Owen :

Hi

Dr Owen :

Are you there

Customer:

Just after my period I started to get a mild fever, chills, swollen painful joints, sweating and just feeling rough. My raynards became worse and had a bit of a red rash over my nose and cheek bones. It lasted a few days then went. I've had this over 10 years and it flares upevery so often, especially around my period and ovulation. I dont know what it is and drsdont either. Could this be affecting my fertility. I was tested for lupus in feb 13 but didnt have any flare ups around that time

Dr Owen :

hi

Dr Owen :

yes this could affect your fertility - plus you have have an autoimmune problem since you have TWO autoimmune problems already - your thyroid and Reynaud's - so these are problems that need to be looked at more closely, especially by an ob/gyn - as that is who can treat you - you might need Heparin and Asprin to get pregnant and stay pregnant - and please get that thyroid back to a TSH level between 0.5 and 2.5 - that is what you should really concentrate on.

Dr Owen :

I wish you well

Dr Owen :

Please click on EXCELLENT for helping you

Dr Owen :

Thank you

Dr Owen, Board Certified OB/GYN
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 55754
Experience: Board certified Ob/Gyn
Dr Owen and other OB GYN Specialists are ready to help you

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Monika Hearne, M.D.

    Monika Hearne, M.D.

    Board Certified OB/GYN

    Satisfied Customers:

    5180
    With experience and compassion, I treat my patients like family.
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drhearne/2009-11-8_74742_monika_hearne2.jpg Monika Hearne, M.D.'s Avatar

    Monika Hearne, M.D.

    Board Certified OB/GYN

    Satisfied Customers:

    5180
    With experience and compassion, I treat my patients like family.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified OB/GYN

    Satisfied Customers:

    150
    OB/GYN with 20 years of experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/doctor norm/2013-8-13_19659_drnorm.64x64.jpg Dr. Norm S.'s Avatar

    Dr. Norm S.

    Board Certified OB/GYN

    Satisfied Customers:

    7914
    Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice, including teaching students. Fellow of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SA/SaulJE/2013-8-20_202642_drsaul.64x64.jpg Dr. Saul's Avatar

    Dr. Saul

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    1877
    I am a board certified, practicing obstetrician gynecologist with many years of clinical experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RO/rollins/2015-5-30_142734_.64x64.jpg Dr. C.'s Avatar

    Dr. C.

    Board Certified

    Satisfied Customers:

    1335
    30 yrs experience, awarding winning educator
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/jbbrowndoc/2009-09-29_180651_headshot.jpg Dr.JBB's Avatar

    Dr.JBB

    Board Certified OB/GYN

    Satisfied Customers:

    1293
    15 yrs experience in Women's Health, Pelvic reconstruction and Incontinence
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RP/Rpjtlawr/2012-9-5_16443_Robportraitadjusted.64x64.jpg Dr. Lawrence's Avatar

    Dr. Lawrence

    OB/GYN

    Satisfied Customers:

    371
    Board Certified OB/GYN and accomplished educator