A 38-year-old male asked:
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total thyroidectomy sept 9th. severe hashimotos. tsh is still 190. increased medicine to 200mcg. can't go any higher w/palp. what can cause ^ tsh?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Hypothyroidism: After total thyroidectomy will need right amount hormone replacement, inadequate amount leads to elevated levels of TSH ,( elderly age group also will have higher levels of TSH ) Speak to your doctor or endocranologist .
Answered on Mar 4, 2015
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