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Hi my mum s 67 &she has an hyperthyroidism, TSH 0.01 but t4&t3 r normal&she has an ovarian cyst wiz ca125 444. Is it cancer?

Hi my mum s 67 &she has an hyperthyroidism, TSH 0.01 but t4&t3 r normal&she has an ovarian cyst wiz ca125 444. Is it cancer?

Possibly: Tumor markers are to be taken in context with the clinical picture because they can go up in non malignant situations and there can be some debate on what number should be considered abnormal. That said, 444 is quite elevated. Rather than freaking out, make sure she sees a good gyn and gets this properly evaluated. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What can you about 0.00 levels of tsh in hyperthyroidism?

What can you about 0.00 levels of tsh in hyperthyroidism?

Comply: Forgive my frankness. You are not treating a lab value. There is no home remedy or "pop" cure. You need to accept medication, surgery, or radioactive iodine for your hyperthyroidism, or you will die from it like thousands of others over the years. I suspect that you already are aware of this. Glad you were diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you have hyperthyroidism without a low tsh?

Can you have hyperthyroidism without a low tsh?

Yes: If the problem is in the pituitary or hypothalamus, you can have high tsh, high ft4 and high ft3. This is very rare but can happen. ...Read more

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My TSH is 29.20 , is it hypothyroid or hyperthyroid?

My TSH is 29.20 , is it hypothyroid or hyperthyroid?

Hypothyroidism: You have hypothyroidism. Get a free T4 and thyroid antibodies drawn to determine the cause. See your physician to start thyroid treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does medication for low TSH hyperthyroidism cause you to gain weight?

Thyroid and weight: As the medication (eg. Methimazole) normalizes your thyroid levels, your metabolic rate will return to normal. Your appetite, however, may still be in hyper-mode. Weight gain is common, but if you take care with what you eat you can minimize this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a very overactive thyroid even if your TSH levels are in normal range?

Is it possible to have a very overactive thyroid even if your TSH levels are in normal range?

Very unlikely: A very overactive thyroid is virtually always associated with a very low or undetectable tsh. Of course a laboratory error could be responsible and the test should always be repeated if it does not fit with the clinical picture. Lastly, stress and/or an underactive adrenal gland can sometime mimic and overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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I have a TSH level of 4.46 is it hypo or hyperthyroidism?? And if it is problematic what i should do now ???

Near normal: Your TSH is just above the normal level and you do not need to do anything at this time. Re do the test in six months to a year to see if it changes. See this site for info. http://www.webmd.com/women/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh?page=2 ...Read more

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My tsh is 0.49. I have been on and off medicine for overactive thyroid for years. My dr doesn't think it's low enough to treat. Is she correct?

My tsh is 0.49. I have been on and off medicine for overactive thyroid for years. My dr doesn't think it's low enough to treat. Is she correct?

Borderline: A thyroidologist or endocrinologist who knows your history and all your other thyroid parameters is by far the best qualified to evaluate, treat and follow you. Do you have any symptoms? Untreated hyperthyroidism can adversely affect your temperature tolerance, weight,eyes,mood,heart, blood pressure and bone density, so you must be fairly closely monitored by your team. ...Read more

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Hi i am hyperthyroid and use to take 350mcg utroxin.I left taking mediine since 3years.Now i went for normal chekup and my TSH was516. What to do?

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i am hyperthyroid and use to take 350mcg utroxin.I left taking mediine since 3years.Now i went for normal chekup and my TSH was516. What to do?

See endocrinologist: Your TSH level of 516 is remarkably elevated, strongly suggesting hypothyroidism and a requirement now to take supplemental thyroxine. It is not uncommon after ablative treatment of hyperthyroidism to overshoot the goal of "normal", and end up hypothyroid needing replacement therapy. ...Read more

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I am 19 I have a 1 year old. I was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. My TSH was 0.2. 2 weeks later my TSH is .09 and my tpo is 227.4. Help?

I am 19  I have a 1 year old. I was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. My TSH was 0.2. 2 weeks later my  TSH is .09 and my tpo is 227.4. Help?

Get evaluated: You have autoimmune thyroid disease and need further testings. You need to check ft4 and ft3 and probably graves' antibodies as well to see the degree of hyperthyroidism and help determine the cause. A thyroid uptake and scan might be necessary. Please see your physician to get this evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Having hyperthyroidism symp. Initial test showed low end norm TSH, elevT4. 2 mo later no better, but now test results fall in normal range. What next?

Thyroid studies: Thyroid problems should be fully evaluated. If you had hyperthyroidism that was transient, you may have an autoimmune problem like Hashimoto's disease, but it could also be Grave's disease. You should have thyroid antibody studies done and repeat your thyroid function testing, TSH, T4 and T3 (liothyronine). It might also be prudent to scan you thyroid to make sure there are no nodules or lumps. Best of luck ...Read more

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What is hyperthyroidism? What is TSH?

What is hyperthyroidism? What is TSH?

Excess thyroid horm: Hyperthyroidism is overproduction of thyroid hormone by thyroid gland . TSH is thyroid stimulating hormone produced by pituitary gland and usually low when thyroid gland overproducing.H yperthyroidism typically causes rapid heart rates, weight loss, and heat intolerance. Also have elevated blood pressure, nervousness, and hand tremors, good appetite.frequent bowel movements etc. ...Read more

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Pituitary failure responsible for hypo or hyperthyroid & TSH goes to low or high side of normal range?

Pituitary failure responsible for hypo or hyperthyroid & TSH goes to low or high side of normal range?

Hypopituitarism: Specifically on the thyroid, pituitary failure as seen in sheehan syndrome can lead to low tsh, low signal to the thyroid and low production of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with hyperthyroidism with TSH of 0.023 and now the TSH is 6.2. Is the difference a normal thing to happen? Do I have hyperthyroidism?

Something's wrong: With the lab tests or you don't really have hyperthyroidism. You may have had an episode of thyroiditis with a depressed tsh, which then became higher as your thyroid level dropped low. Otherwise, one of the lab tests doesn't make sense, and in that situation you always repeat the lab, plus draw other thyroid tests for confirmation. ...Read more

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2.5 months back my TSH is >150.started levothyraxine 100.now my TSH is 0.88.now I want to reduce my dosage to 50 to avoid hyperthyroidism.is it ok?

No: You have permanent primary hypothyroidism. Your thyroid does not work. You need to take the correct dose of levothyroxine to keep your TSH normal. A TSH of 0.88 is normal, showing that you are taking the correct dose. Taking a smaller dose will make your thyroid level low again. ...Read more

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Age 27 . My TSH is .006, total T-3 is 221, free T-4 is 2.70 . What does this mean? What are the causes of hyperthyroidism? I dont feel any weird symps

Age 27 . My TSH is .006, total T-3 is 221, free T-4 is 2.70 . What does this mean? What are the causes of hyperthyroidism? I dont feel any weird symps

Hyperthyroid: Hi. Your labs show hyperthyroidism. With those values, a hyper functioning nodule or nodules is unlikely. More likely it's Graves' disease, less likely a transient thyroiditis. The diagnosis is easily make with a thyroid iodine uptakes and scan. Thyroiditis has zero uptake, and Graves' has high uptakes and uptake is diffuse in the whole gland. Graves' is not good for you and should be treated. ...Read more

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Hi My TSH level is 6.5 is this hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. is this normal?

Hi My TSH level is 6.5 is this hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. is this normal?

Probably hypo: Hi. In all likelihood, you have subclinical hypothyroidism. It would help to know your free T4. There are VERY rare conditions (emphasis on VERY) due to either TSH-producing pituitary adenomas or mutations in the thyroid receptor where elevations in TSH are seen and the patient does not have subclinical hypothyroidism, but playing the odds, go with hypo. Checking TPO and Tg antibodies may help too ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more