U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 39-year-old female asked:

Total thyroidectomy 8 weeks ago and had blood work done tsh went from.05 on 50 mcg and now .20 on 2 months if 100mcg. stay very tired synthroid (thyroxine) to low?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 77 years experience
TSH levels: Total thyroidectomy means you have to be on replacementdepending on reason for resection if benign maintain TSH 1 to 3 if malignant over treated with TSH below 0.1 or so check TSH every 2 months to adjust dose generally you should not experience any symptoms.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.