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Tsh .113 and TSH .48 which are normal or abnormal and wrote best TSH normal range?

Tsh .113 and TSH .48 which are normal or abnormal and wrote best TSH normal range?

There is no "best": The normal range for TSH in most labs is 0.4 to 4.5 (though most people are between 0.4 and 3). ...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


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I'm diagnosed hashimoto's thyroiditis and my TSH measures 0.212 uiu/ml. Does my TSH level cause constant tiredness, sleepiness, headaches and hunger?

I'm diagnosed hashimoto's thyroiditis and my TSH measures 0.212 uiu/ml. Does my TSH level cause constant tiredness, sleepiness, headaches and hunger?

Yes it can,, : In this case, the TSH can lead to your symptoms as the TSH is known to fall in hashimoto's thyroiditis. Interestingly, levothyroxine replacement dose can reverse progression of this disease, and is the treatment. ...Read more

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Is SGPT ,LDL and thyroid hormone all three are interrelated?I am hypothyroid with LDL 220,SGPT 80

Is SGPT ,LDL and thyroid hormone all three are interrelated?I am hypothyroid with LDL 220,SGPT 80

Maybe...: ...but you haven't provided any other medical information about underlying conditions, your circumstances, medications, exposure risks, genetic syndromes (if any) and predispositions. Its conceivable you just have unrelated or loosely-related hepatitis, high cholesterol, and thyroid disease. No way to accurately advise you further without more data. ...Read more

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Thyroid removed in Oct. Now high bp, pulse rapid, fatigue. TSH low, T3, (liothyronine) T4 normal. Cardiac tests normal. Endo says stop thyroid meds. Will this help?

Thyroid removed in Oct. Now high bp, pulse rapid, fatigue. TSH low, T3, (liothyronine) T4 normal. Cardiac tests normal. Endo says stop thyroid meds. Will this help?

RollerCoasterWillEnd: I'd take his suggestion.It's a period of adjustment & you'll need to fiddle with your meds until you find a happy balance.I suspect you won't be off the medication for very long unless they left something in there.But if you start to feel sluggish it's time to contact Mr or Ms Endo.I'm sure you've already arranged follow-up, right?? Oh, and those numbers are important, but more so how you feel. ...Read more

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Fsh level 7.5, LH level 11, progesterone level 2.5, and thyroid level 1.8. Are all these normal? 16th day of cycle. Irregular periods.

Fsh level 7.5, LH level 11, progesterone level 2.5, and thyroid level 1.8. Are all these normal? 16th day of cycle. Irregular periods.

Sounds like PCOS: These levels show you have not ovulated by day 16 due to the lower progesterone. Typically throughout the month the fsh is higher than the lh. The lh goes up just before ovulation to trigger the release of the egg. This is what on ovulation predictor kit is checking for. You could be seeing the lh surge just before ovulation which could happen as late as day 20, or it could be high b/c of pcos. ...Read more

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Poss. To have hashimoto 25 years after total thyroidictomy? My TSH and ft4 levels fluct ridiculously out of range constantly?

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Poss. To have hashimoto 25 years after total thyroidictomy? My TSH and ft4 levels fluct ridiculously out of range constantly?

Not possible: If you have had a total thyroidectomy, you are on thyroid replacement the dose of which affects you TSH and free t4. If you still have some thyroid function, then either the thyroidectomy was not total or you have some thyroid tissue present beyond its normal location. ...Read more

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Will my endo do anything for low normal TSH (.9) and low normal ft4/ft3 (.8 and 2.5)? I'm highly active and not losing weight. Mimic hypo symptoms.

Will my endo do anything for low normal TSH (.9) and low normal ft4/ft3 (.8 and 2.5)?  I'm highly active and not losing weight.  Mimic hypo symptoms.

Probably not: The normal range is based on large population studies. The normal range for any individual is much more narrow. The TSH is usually the most sensitive indicator. Low TSH is typically associated with high thyroid levels, high TSH with low thyroid levels. The only way to have both low TSH and low thyroid levels is if there is a pituitary problem (rare). Symptoms of low thyroid are very common. ...Read more

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Blood TSH levels are 0.6 range is 0.5 - 5.5..I have anxiety depression and tremors and fast heartrate, is this related?

Blood TSH levels are 0.6 range is 0.5 - 5.5..I have anxiety depression and tremors and fast heartrate, is this related?

Possible: Tsh is "technically" in the low normal range so you cannot say that the thyroid is causing your symptoms at this point. It's still possible that the thyroid is the culprit but the only way to know is to check a complete thyroid profile: free T4 and free T3 (liothyronine) and possibly thyroid antibodies. The possibility is higher if the ft4 and ft3 is also elevated. ...Read more

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What could cause normal Growth Hormone level but reduced IGF-1 level. Initial symptoms weight loss and fatigue.

What could cause normal Growth Hormone level but reduced IGF-1 level.  Initial symptoms weight loss and fatigue.

Growth hormone: At age 52 your growth should have stopped at about age 25. The growth hormone level should be stable. Weight loss and fatigue suggests that you see your primary doctor and also sees a Psychologist to see if your symptoms are emotional or not. If emotional you will be well cared for. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Hashimotos in remission. High TSH but normal free T3 (liothyronine) t4. Possible pituitary? Headaches nausea weight loss anxiety etc..

Hashimotos in remission. High TSH but normal free T3 (liothyronine) t4. Possible pituitary? Headaches nausea weight loss anxiety etc..

Get level checked,,: This sounds like symptoms of hyperthyroidism (weight loss, anxiety) your TSH may be high and free t3 (liothyronine) T4 normal, but it may be somewhat high for you so you might need to get your meds adjusted after another check of your thyroid levels (tsh is usually attempted to be kept at around 3.0 miu/l in hashimoto's). Good luck. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What could it mean to have normal thyroid levels and high hormone levels. 18y.O w/weight gain, hair loss, fatigue. Referred to endocrinologist.

What could it mean to have normal thyroid levels and high hormone levels. 18y.O w/weight gain, hair loss, fatigue. Referred to endocrinologist.

One possibility: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is a hormonal imbalance which causes a number of symptoms similar to the ones you describe.Women with pcos can have high levels of testosterone.Symptoms can vary but the most common ones are: weight gain, hair loss, increased body or facial hair, irregular periods. Insulin resistance is at the root of the problem and needs to be addressed. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Have raised TSH levels. Multiple nodules in thyroid and a positive ANA titre 160 (neg 3 yrs ago). Feeling tired, weight gain and mood swings.

Have raised TSH levels. Multiple nodules in thyroid and a positive ANA titre 160 (neg 3 yrs ago). Feeling tired, weight gain and mood swings.

Hypothyroidism: If your TSH is significantly elevated, your thyroid level is likely to be low (hypothyroidism). This is associated with fatigue and weight gain, and requires treatment with thyroid hormone. Having multiple nodules on your thyroid may or may not be related. You likely have hashimoto's thyroiditis. This can cause the appearance of multiple small thyroid nodules (heterogeneous texture) on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can I have hyperthyroid symptoms with normal ft4,tsh and ft3? Have weight loss, increased HR, Nervousness, inner tremors.

Can I have hyperthyroid symptoms with normal ft4,tsh and ft3? Have weight loss, increased HR, Nervousness, inner tremors.

Since: Labs are normal I don't believe your symptoms are due to the thyroid. See your doctor to find out cause. Further testing may help ...Read more

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Bulimia (Definition)

A psychiatric disorder in which a person overeats at a single sitting (binges) and then vomits later to purge himself or herself ...Read more