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what causes the tsh level to go up and down without medication

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid inflammation: Can cause variable TSH results. Tsh tests are very sensitive but often not real reproducible. Levels vary by time of day. Tsh is secreted in spurts an ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Variations: In your level of thyroid hormone. Tsh is secreted in spurts, and sometimes the lab test can detect a peak one time and a valley the next, but it's usu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Kaufer
22 years experience Pediatrics
More info needed: More information is needed in order to answer the question. How old is the child? Why was the test ordered? What other tests were ordered? Has the chi ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Too High: The TSH level is far too high, indicating your thyroid is not sending out enough thyroid hormone to support your body. Signs and symptoms will be expe ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Follow MD advice: It is important to follow your doctor's advice and not make changes to your medication without discussing it with the doctor. For good health - Have a ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Sysyn
26 years experience Pediatrics
Thyroid activity: Problems can be either short term and transient, or longer and chronic. Your MD is working through this with you. Keep your follow up appointment an ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
TSH: As of february 2010, at most laboratories in the U.S., the official "normal" reference range for the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) blood test runs ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Potentially,consider: A TSH of 17.2 is diagnostic of hypothyroidism, but you should check levels of Free T3 (liothyronine) to see if you have adequate levels of thyroid hor ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Something wrong: Hi. In the labs we use, if your FREE T4 was really 15.4, your TSH would be undetectable. Is it a total T4 (a test NO NONE should ever order, but some ... Read More
A 26-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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