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A 43-year-old female asked:

I was diagnosed with subacute thyroiditis. i have gone through the hyperthyroidism stage and now think i am in the normal stage but wondered how long before i see a change into the hypothyroidism stage. my t3 and t4 are in "normal" range but my tsh is ve

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Incomplete question: If the TSH is high, even tough T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are normal, some physicians will put the person on replacement thyroid medication. In any case, you need to keep in touch with your doctor and follow your thyroid test results on a regular basis. You should also discuss screening for other endocrine disorders, with your doctor.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
DeQuervain's?: This is a self-limited, common disease that generally self-cures and requires little or no treatment. I'm sorry you had to endure the unpleasantness of hyperthyroidism briefly; if your physician is agreeable, the best thing to do right now is let the thyroid regenerate itself under the gentle control of the extra tsh.
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Last updated Oct 15, 2020


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