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High TSH of 28 after complete thyroidectomy four months ago, but I don't feel any hypothyroid symptoms beyond a little weight gain. What is going on?

High TSH of 28 after complete thyroidectomy four months ago, but I don't feel any hypothyroid symptoms beyond a little weight gain. What is going on?

TSH 28: You can be surprisingly asymtomatic with hypothyroidism but on a cellular level the body is not at optimal performance and over a long time it will take its toll . Please f/u w/ you endocrinologist and take your thyroid medicine. ...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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18 months after thyroidectomy , my TSH is 30. my dr just increased my Armor. My throat is really achy. Is that a symptom of high tsh?

18 months after thyroidectomy , my TSH is 30. my dr just increased my Armor. My throat is really achy. Is that a symptom of high tsh?

High TSH: is an indication of hypothyroidism. It can cause many symptoms, but achy throat is not one of them. You should consult with your doctor, so he can investigate other possible causes. Good news is that hypothyroidism is readily correctable with increased thyroid medication. ...Read more

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Total thyroidectomy 4 mo ago. High TSH & t4, low t3 (liothyronine). Feeling very hypo. Increases in levothyroxine not helping symptoms. Sliding downhill fast! Help!

Total thyroidectomy 4 mo ago. High TSH & t4, low t3 (liothyronine). Feeling very hypo. Increases in levothyroxine not helping symptoms. Sliding downhill fast! Help!

Thyroid: Something does not sound right. A high TSH with a high T4 is very uncommon. It is possible, but unlikely that your pituitary gland is producing too much TSH. You need to see your thyroid surgeon or your regular doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I had a total thyroidectomy (thyroid papilliary cancer) for 17 years and with a high level of TSH result. And stop taking my euthyrox medicine?

I had a total thyroidectomy (thyroid papilliary cancer) for 17 years and with a high level of TSH result. And stop taking my euthyrox medicine?

Need Thyroid hormone: You need thyroid hormone replacement as you do not have thyroid gland and will need thyroid hormone all your life.Since you stop your euthrox your TSH is high.You need to follow your doctors advice and go back on the thyroid hormone with adjustment of dose to bring TSH to normal level. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 125 mg levothyroxine by a ER dr. With a Tsh Level of 0.40 does that seem too high? (Total thyroidectomy w/parathyroid removal 11mos)

I was prescribed 125 mg levothyroxine by a ER dr. With a Tsh Level of 0.40  does that seem too high? (Total thyroidectomy w/parathyroid removal 11mos)

Get 2nd opinion: If the lab studies given are correct you should not need any supplemental thyroid therapy. If you have a low TSH it generally means that your thyroid is functioning at a high level. Factors to consider are why you had the thyroid removed, have you been on previous meds and has a T4, T3, (liothyronine) and Free Thyroxine been done. Have you been having any symptoms, if not, seek a second opinion before starting. ...Read more

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Been having elevated BP since total thyroidectomy 3 weeks ago. Tsh was 17 and on Synthroid (thyroxine) 125. Will BP fluctuate until hormone levels stable?

Been having elevated BP since total thyroidectomy 3 weeks ago. Tsh was 17 and on Synthroid (thyroxine) 125. Will BP fluctuate until hormone levels stable?

Blood pressure: Problems are not caused by an underactive thyroid. Have your doctor look for other causes and treatments. Once the thyroid level is stable, make sure your doctor knows to keep it at a level appropriate for someone with thyroid cancer, not the usual normal range. ...Read more

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Post thyroidectomy(over a year) show elevated. Tsh. And low. Thyroglobulin. What that means?

Post thyroidectomy(over a year)  show elevated. Tsh.   And low. Thyroglobulin. What that means?

Thyroid in the Dumps: There is a possiblity you may not be taking enough thyroid hormone replacement. Your doctor will likely look a little deeper into your thyroid labs to find an answer. ...Read more

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My TSH is a little low. T4 is a little high. I can't take the thyroid meds. Will a partial thyroidectomy help? (feeling very sick)

My TSH is a little low. T4 is a little high. I can't take the thyroid meds. Will a partial thyroidectomy help? (feeling very sick)

Possibly.: If you can't take thyroid meds, surgery or radioactive iodine ablation are useful. In fact radioactive iodine ablation is effective, with 40-70% of patients becoming hypothyroid after its administration. You might want to just observe since your T4 and your TSH are only slightly high and low respectively, and you might still have normal function. It would be best to see your doctor to decide. ...Read more

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My level of TSH is 20.76 after a total thyroidectomy in 6?

You have significant: post-surgical hypothyroidism which needs to be treated with an appropriate dose of BRAND NAME T4 replacement to return your levels to normal. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

This is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. It is generally performed for rumors of the gland, occasionally for enlarged and hyper functioning glands that do ...Read more