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A 25-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when my tsh is .007? had complete thyroidectomy due to metastatic papillary thyroid cancer and take levothyroxine 125 mcg daily.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
see details: It probably means your levothyroxine dose is too high.
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Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See below.: Your lab TSH of 0.07 is indicative of the levothyroxine dose being high.In thyroid cancer patients, depending on the risk and staging, dose of levothyroxine is given in higher doses than what body requires, to decrease the risk of thyroid cancer recurrence. Discuss with your endocrinologist if your TSH is at target goal for your thyroid cancer stage , risk and response to treatment.
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Last updated Mar 12, 2020

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