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Danbury, TX
A 43-year-old female asked:

Is it correct to say that the lower your tsh the higher your metabolism is and that should increase your weight loss? had thyroidectomy due to pap ca.

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and no: Yes, the lower TSH indicates that you are taking a higher dose of thyroid replacement medication or if a thyroid is present hyperthyroidism. Since you have had a thyroidectomy the former case may require an adjustment to your medication.
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