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What causes TSH level to go up and down?

What causes TSH level to go up and down?

Variations: In your level of thyroid hormone. Tsh is secreted in spurts, and sometimes the lab test can detect a peak one time and a valley the next, but it's usually a fairly reliable indicator. ...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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What causes TSH level to go up and down without medication?

Thyroid inflammation: Can cause variable TSH results. Tsh tests are very sensitive but often not real reproducible. Levels vary by time of day. Tsh is secreted in spurts and may vary depending upon when it's drawn. Plus some labs are better and more reliable than others. ...Read more

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What would cause TSH at 8 go down to a normal level a week and a half later withouth meds?

What would cause TSH at 8 go down to a normal level a week and a half later withouth meds?

Error in testing: It is possible that one of the test results is in error. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if I can!

Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if I can!

No: There are no such foods such as that. If your TSH level is low, that means your thyroid is overproducing thyroid hormone and that could be a goiter or other thyroid disease - you definitely need that checked and treated. If your thyroid hormone is low, then your TSH would be high. In that case, you need to take some form of thyroid replacement med - there are different options for that. ...Read more

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I'm Radhika 24 yrs old my TSH level is 13.52 im not interested to take medicine how to decrease my TSH level naturally plzz give a better suggestion?

TSH 13.52: You may not be interested in taking medicine to correct your TSH but that is a must!
The clinical effects of a high TSH will be very troubling to you.

Treatment of high TSH is one pill a day and straightforward. It is not expensive. ...Read more

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On methimazole 30mg/daily 2 months TSH got from 0.01 to 84, dr lower the dose to 15 mg. Will repeat test in 4 weeks shld levels got down with new dose?

On methimazole 30mg/daily 2 months TSH got from 0.01 to 84, dr lower the dose to 15 mg. Will repeat test in 4 weeks shld levels got down with new dose?

Thyroid status: The Methimazole converted your overactive thyroid to an underactive one and made your TSH climb. Reducing your dose should bring the TSH into the normal level within 2 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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23M hypothyroid. TSH levels down to <0.01 now. Should I stop/reduce meds (Euthyrox 50mcg)? Also, did I become hyper from hypo? Please advise.

23M hypothyroid. TSH levels down to <0.01 now. Should I stop/reduce meds (Euthyrox 50mcg)? Also, did I become hyper from hypo? Please advise.

Hypothyroid: Your very low TSH is the cause of your hypothyroidism and you must take thyroid hormone. Your doctor will decide your dose and check it regularly - about every three months. ...Read more

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I have high TSH 5.28 and 2 weeks down to 3.4 without meds? I'm also hypertensive and I have brugada syndrome. Why my TSH levels drop without meds?

Various possibilitie: There's always potential lab error. Morning determinations are generally most accurate. Tsh is secreted episodically and can vary from one time to the next, also, if you have had a recent bout of thyroiditis, your labs can vary over time. Did they draw any other thyroid tests like free t4?

Reheck you level in the future. ...Read more

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I recently had a TSH test where my level was 4.86. I was pretty stressed and run-down at the time. Any chance it was a false positive as a result?

I recently had a TSH test where my level was 4.86. I was pretty stressed and run-down at the time. Any chance it was a false positive as a result?

Not too abnormal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your TSH value while higher than normal does not mean that you have a disease or need treatment. Do discuss it with your doctor and you may opt to repeat the test.
info at
http://www. Webmd. Com/women/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh ...Read more

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Back in april, 12 I got my levels checked - TSH 3.24 & T3 (liothyronine) was 2.8. But now my TSH is 2.57. Is that good that the TSH is going down some?

Thyroid: In general, a TSH level that is less tha 4 is considered normal. The TSH is a measure of the hormone that stimulates the thyroid to produce its hormone. A higher TSH means your body wnats more thyroid hormone. Your doctor should be able to explain all of your numbers. ...Read more

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3.1 Prolactin level? Pituitary Microadenoma TSH levels up and down, no other tests done. Is this level okay?

3.1 Prolactin level? Pituitary Microadenoma TSH levels up and down, no other tests done. Is this level okay?

Normal prolactin: This is a good prolactin level for a follow-up assessment. Surprisingly so. Are you on any medications? Have you had surgery on the pituitary? Regardless, with these labs, the appropriate course is follow-up. Re-check the labs in 6-12 months depending on symptoms. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with small goitre having really struggles with reflux and swilling down properly. Tsh levels 1.1mu. Unable to loose weight even on hormones?

Diagnosed with small goitre having really struggles with reflux and swilling down properly. Tsh levels 1.1mu. Unable to loose weight even on hormones?

Small goiter: A small goiter should not cause swallowing problems or reflux issues. Your thyroid function appears normal. I don't think your inability to lose weight is related to your thyroid. Losing weight can be challenging. Also there are other conditions besides hypothyroidism which can make it difficult to lose weight. You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can sub clinical hypothyroidism affect fertility? I have hashimoto's; TSH levels were up and down for years. Unable to get pregnant during that time.

Can sub clinical hypothyroidism affect fertility? I have hashimoto's; TSH levels were up and down for years. Unable to get pregnant during that time.

TSH level: Most endocrinologist and fertility specialist will advocate for keeping TSH below 2 in women who have hashimoto's disease and desire pregnancy. Recent guidelines by the american thyroid association (ata) advocate for TSH between 0.1-2.5 for conception and first trimester. Good luck. ...Read more

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My wife's TSH level is 3.34 and OB/GYN wants to bring it down to less than 2.5 for planned pregnancy and she has prescribed Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mg. Is it safe?

My wife's TSH level is 3.34 and OB/GYN wants to bring it down to less than 2.5 for planned pregnancy and she has prescribed Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mg. Is it safe?

Yes: Hi Lois,
Yes, this is actually the current recommendation. The level of maternal thyroid hormone is important in early fetal development with some evidence suggesting impaired neurologic function if she were to get pregnant without sufficient hormone in her system. You can feel assured that this is safe and recommended.
Dr. S. ...Read more

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Tsh 6.5 level is high?

Tsh 6.5 level is high?

YES: The normal range I our area is 0-4 to4mlu/l
it varies from area to area and lab but never from 0.5 to5.5 mlu/l. 6.5 is high. Thanks. ...Read more

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Fluctuating TSH levels?

Depends: Are you on thyroid replacement currently? Tsh can fluctuate if you are on the wrong kind of thyroid replacement, or you are not taking it regularly, or lab misinterpretation...Work closely with your doc or see a thyroid specialist if this continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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Why were my TSH levels so high?

Was not producing: Enough thyroid hormone- underactive

when on correct dose, it will return to normal tsh ...Read more

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What is normal range for TSH levels?

Depends on lab, but: Depends alot on the lab you use: most run roughly from 0.3 to about 5.0. But - this is important - most endocrinologists now consider anything above (roughly) 2.0-2.5 to be elevated, meaning an under-active thyroid. See your doctor for more specifics. ...Read more

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What is a normal range for TSH levels?

What is a normal range for TSH levels?

0.4–4.0 µIU/mL: However, the upper limit may be slightly too high, with several studies showing TSH above 2 may be associated with increased risk of hypothyroidism later in life. This is the normal range for adults. It is different for children. ...Read more

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Why are elevated TSH levels dangerous?

Why are elevated TSH levels dangerous?

Hypothyroidism: Elevated TSH strongly suggests that hypothyroidism is present which, if untreated, can produce numerous problems such as fatigue, weight gain, constipation and impaired thinking. Rarely the cause could be a pituitary tumor. ...Read more

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Two possible causes of high levels of TSH?

Two possible causes of high levels of TSH?

Hypothyroidism or...: Over 99% of the tine the cause is hypothyroidism, which itself has many causes, as mentioned by Dr. Kaur.
I advise everyone with hypothyroidism to ask their doctor to test them for thyroiditis, as most will have this and treatment is a bit different from plain hypothyroidism.
Another cause can be a pituitary gland tumor. Most pituitary tumors are benign. ...Read more

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What medications affect TSH levels severely?

What medications affect TSH levels severely?

Various meds: Can do this. The most common are thyroid hormone (either T4 and/or t3), lithium, amiodarone, dopamine, levodopa, bromocriptine, glucocorticoids (>0.5 mg/day dexamethasone, 100 mg/day hydrocortisone), octreotide, amphetamines, Metoclopramide >1 mg/kg, iodinated contrast media. ...Read more

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What is the usual normal range for TSH levels?

0.5 - 5.0: In general, people with no known thyroid conditions will have TSH values between 0.5 and 5.0. Each lab determines its own normal range, and the lower limit can range from 0.2 - 0.6, and the upper limit from 2.5 to 6.0. There are some doctors who feel that the upper limit of normal is too high and that treatment should be considered for anyone with symptoms and TSH over 2.5 to 3.0. ...Read more

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Wondering why were my TSH levels so different?

Recheck: Recheck it, sometimes might be lab error. ...Read more

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I was just wondering when are TSH levels the lowest?

I was just wondering when are TSH levels the lowest?

Thyroid lab tests: Tsh levels decrease as the free thyroid hormone levels in the blood increase. So if you develop an overactive thyroid gland and produce excessive thyroid hormone your TSH level will drop low. The same can occur if you are taking a thyroid hormone supplement for hypothyroidism and are taking more than what your body needs. ...Read more