You might be at increased risk of postpartum thyroiditis if you have:
- An autoimmune disorder, such as type 1 diabetes
- A history of postpartum thyroiditis
- High concentrations of anti-thyroid antibodies
- A history of previous thyroid problems
- A family history of thyroid problems
While further research is needed, some studies have also shown a link between postpartum thyroiditis and postpartum depression. As a result, if you have postpartum depression your doctor will likely check to see how your thyroid is functioning.
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