A 47-year-old female asked:
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i took an iodine supplement which caused my tsh to go from 2.3 to 6.6. i stopped the supplement but my tsh didn't go down. could i have hashimoto's hashimoto's thyroiditis?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypothyroidism: Your TSH is slightly elevated which is consistent with mildly underactive thyroid gland. A slight increase in your levothyroxine dose should bring the TSH into the normal range. Your physician should advise you on this matter, however as adjusting thyroid medication is tricky.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: If persists, TSH rises, need thyroid hormone therapy.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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