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Could a TSH level of 2.6 on a TSH ultra test explain unexpected weight gain?

Could a TSH level of 2.6 on a TSH ultra test explain unexpected weight gain?

TSH: Not likely but you really need to look at your T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. High tsh, normal T3 (liothyronine) & T4 = mild (subclinical) hypothyroidism. High tsh, low t4, low or normal T3 (liothyronine) = hypothyroidism. If you truly have hypothyroidism, that may be the cause of your weight gain. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...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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Weight gain,now 82kg,and I am 35 week pregnant,increased TSH level, suggest some methods to reduce my weight.is any problems during delivery?

Weight gain,now 82kg,and I am 35 week pregnant,increased TSH level, suggest some methods to reduce my weight.is any problems during delivery?

Weight in Pregnancy: If your TSH is elevated then it needs to be treated with Synthroid (thyroxine) or the equivalent. Your increased weight gain is likely due to hypothyroidism. I never encourage dieting in pregnancy but do encourage proper diet, sometimes with the help of a dietician. Remember to eat for one not two. At this point try not to worry, your delivery will be fine. Lets just have a healthy mom and baby. ...Read more

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I have not felt good in about 6 months being fatigued weight gain my TSH level came back in range but my WBC is 14. Is there any causes for this.?

I have not felt good in about 6 months being fatigued weight gain my TSH level came back in range but my WBC is 14. Is there any causes for this.?

Elevated WBC: Elevation of the white blood cell count suggests infection. Thorough physical examination and history. I would be thinking occult infection or abscess as cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a TSH level of 6.4u/ml and free T4 of 10pmol/l cause severe hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, extreme fatigue, aches, intolerance to cold?

Can a TSH level of 6.4u/ml and free T4 of 10pmol/l cause severe hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, extreme fatigue, aches, intolerance to cold?

Both results in the: Abnromal range but not by too much. In any case the levels are indicative of thyroid deficiency and could lead to your symptoms. Please see your doctor for replacement therapy. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor for weight gain n fatigue.My tests show freet4 11.1 and TSH 1.20..Im so confused because it looks like hyperthyroid?

I went to the doctor for weight gain n fatigue.My tests show freet4 11.1 and TSH 1.20..Im so confused because it looks like hyperthyroid?

Difficult to say: Tsh has a longer half life than ft4, so if the increase in T4 is more acute, then you might not see a change in TSH yet. It would be important to repeat the lab tests to confirm them. This can be caused from subclinical thyroiditis, postpartum thyroiditis, hashitoxicosis, graves disease, a toxic nodule(s) or certain medications. ...Read more

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Both oh my thyroids are enlarged my TSH level was 1.8 and free T4 was 1.4 so why am i always tired, no energy, sweats, and have gained weight ?

Both oh my thyroids are enlarged my TSH level was 1.8 and free T4 was 1.4 so why am i always tired, no energy, sweats, and have gained weight ?

Goiter: It sounds like you have a goiter, but thyroid levels are normal. Unfortunately, most people who feel tired, with no energy, and gain weight do not have a thyroid problem. There are many other causes for those symptoms. If they persist, you need to see your doctor for evaluation. Taking thyroid hormone will not help you. ...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