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Can long term use of birth control pills with estrogen cause high TSH levels / hypothyroid ?

Can long term use of birth control pills with estrogen cause high TSH levels / hypothyroid ?

From what I can: gather in the literature, OC's can affect the thyroid,but I'm not sure it can cause frank hypothyroidism.. I would talk to an Endocrinologist about this. ...Read more

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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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Can abnormal TSH or estrogen levels make an adult female grow taller (in 30s)? Would abnormal excessive growth hormones be the cause of that to occur

No: Linear growth is controlled by growth centers in the long bones and vertebrae, Once they close after puberty, one does not grow taller. Estrogen actually signals the growth centers to close. Growth hormones in excess can increase bone thickening and organ density/size, but will nor make a mature adult grow taller. Sylvester Stallone would be a seven footer if it did. ...Read more

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Is it possible for female to ve low estrogen but normal pb TSH and FSH levels in blood? Or is FSH another name of estrogen?

Is it possible for female to ve low estrogen but normal pb TSH and FSH levels in blood? Or is FSH another name of estrogen?

Yes and no: Estradiol the most common estrogen is a hormone produced in the ovary in the cells which surround the egg. Levels are low early in the cycle fluctuate quite a bit and peak before ovulation. Fsh is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland near the brain and it stimulates eggs to grow. Fsh levels get very high with menopause. Tsh is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland. Pb is lead. ...Read more

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Morning cortisol level of 40 ug/dl, TSH is 4.4. On estrace (estradiol) (2mg) for low estrogen. 31 year old female. Is cortisol level cause for concern?

Morning cortisol level of 40 ug/dl, TSH is 4.4. On estrace (estradiol) (2mg) for low estrogen. 31 year old female. Is cortisol level cause for concern?

Elevated Cortisol: A cortisol of 40 is high and even though exogenous estrogen is known to slightly elevate serum cortisol levels, a value of 40 needs to be evaluated. Long term corrisol elevation is injurious to your health and may signify an underlying adrenal glandular condition, such as Cushing's syndrome. You should follow up with an endocrinologist soon. ...Read more

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43 y/o s/p hyst x 10 yrs. ovaries intact. Severe nighttime sweating. Estrogen level per lab was 904. FSH 7.2 LH 11.2 Pro 0.5 TSH 1.88 ?

43 y/o s/p hyst x 10 yrs. ovaries intact. Severe nighttime sweating. Estrogen level per lab was 904. FSH 7.2 LH 11.2 Pro 0.5 TSH 1.88 ?

Night sweats: Your ovaries may be starting to fail but have they failed already? No. Night sweats may be from many things including a systemic infection, one that involved total body, weight gain or weight loss, medications...Your interests are best served by having a complete physical and making sure that physically you are 100%. ...Read more

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I'm 39 yr old female testosterone level is a 7, estradiol is <5.1, estrogen is 79, LH 4.9 & FSH 5.6 TSH 1.950. Need 2nd opinion r numbers to low/high?

I'm 39 yr old female testosterone level is a 7, estradiol is <5.1, estrogen is 79, LH 4.9 & FSH 5.6 TSH 1.950. Need 2nd opinion r numbers to low/high?

It depends somewhat: On when the blood was drawn, which exact tests were done, and by what lab, but generally the numbers look totally normal. Your pituitary gland seems to think the levels are appropriate. If you have questions, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I have Hashimoto's even with normal TSH levels? I have PCOS and low estrogen and progesterone. Male pattern symptoms.

Can I have Hashimoto's even with normal TSH levels? I have PCOS and low estrogen and progesterone. Male pattern symptoms.

Possible: Hashimoto is an autoimmune condition involving the thyroid, thus the thyroid function test may well be normal the early stage although you will eventually end up with a low thyroid function. ...Read more

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What is TSH level range?

What is TSH level range?

TSH: Depending on your symptoms, other thyroid labs, and whether you're being treated for a thyroid problem, normal TSH range is 0.4 - 4.0 miu/l (milli-international units per liter). If being treated the range is usually tighter, between 0.5 and 2.0 miu/l. Treatment decisions need more data than TSH alone, though. ...Read more

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Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more