Ask an expert

21 Jul 2005

Is there something terribly wrong?
I went to my gynae a week ago and my scan showed i was 7 weeks pregnant. I went yesterday and he did another scan (internally) which showed that I was only 6 weeks! I have an underactive thyroid and am on 1mg of eltroxin a day. I asked the doctor if the thyroid was the reason. He said it could be and added an extra .5mg eltroxin to my daily dose. What puzzles me is how does a baby shrink? or go back in time? Is there something wrong?
Answer 354 views

01 Jan 0001

There is an error in measurement of a few days - like weighing yourself everyday. the way to monitor your thyroid function is by checking the T4 levels and adjusting the dose accordingly.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.