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hyperthyroidism vs hypothyroidism tsh levels

A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Probably hypo: Hi. In all likelihood, you have subclinical hypothyroidism. It would help to know your free T4. There are VERY rare conditions (emphasis on VERY) due ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Lower the dose: If you become hypothyroid on the pill, you need to decrease the dose until you are euthyroid again. Your doc should be able to do this for you. This i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: A TSH level of 6.1 indicates a deficiency of thyroid hormone and you should consult your doctor for replacement therapy.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: In fact, this is fairly common. The forms of autoimmune thyroiditis can overlap, and a former graves' sufferer may end up with hashimoto's and hypothy ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
See doc 4 checkup: Could b anxiety but need work up to determine source of symptoms.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
5.0 and above: Generally a level above 5.0.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
I'm sorry: But i don't understand your question. What are cummulative thyroid function tests? If there's a problem with your tsh, check w/your doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and ha ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shulan
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not necessarily : Many people have antibodies against their thyroid. These people are at a greater risk of developing thyroid disease and need periodic checks to see if ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
No: Ssris may decrease T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels - but not below the normal range nor by increasing TSH significantly so that it is safe to give ser ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Elevated: TPO levels are associated with autoimmune thryroid disease/thryoiditis, for example Hashimoto disease. The thyroid US findings are also consistent wit ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: Something does not add up. Thyroglobulin may be high for a number of reasons and can be controlled if needed. I don't understand why free T3 (liothyr ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Thyroid malfunction, especially hypothyroidism can cause miscarriage. Please see the article below for thyroid function and pregnancy. http://www.nyt ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Neither : The american thyroid association, the endocrine society and the american association of clinical endocrinologists all recommend the use of levothyroxi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Stop Armour: There is no way to check your levels or keep your thyroid in control in your current regimen. Armour thyroid is ground up pigs. Switch to brand name T ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
They aren't: That study indicates the presence of autoimmune thyroid disease. You treat if tests show the presence of low thyroid function.
A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience Endocrinology
All of the above: Methimazole is a thionimide that inhibits the formation of thyroid hormone it is important to measure tsh, ft4 ; ft3 (liothyronine) levels to have a ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
No.: Dhea is a by-product of adrenal gland metabolism, unrelated to thyroid gland status.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
You do have it: Elevated tpo antibodies confirms you have autoimmune thyroiditis. This is often triggered by environmental toxins ;/or infections. You will likely ben ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
Almost always thyroi: Subclinical hypothyroidism infers an elevated TSH with a normal free T4 level, little to no clinical symptoms. This is due to failure of the thyroid ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid levels: You do not supply the normal range for these values, but they all appear to be normal. In most US labs, the normal range of TSH is about 0.4 to 4.0, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not usually: Hypo thryroidism does not usually affect parathyroid function. But it would not hurt to check.

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