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What are the symptoms of high TSH level?

What are the symptoms of high TSH level?

High tsh has no: Symptoms, but indicates hypothyroidis, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart rate depression impaired memor. ...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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I have a high TSH level, but no symptoms of hypothyroidism? Why?

I have a high TSH level, but no symptoms of hypothyroidism? Why?

'Sub-clinical': Hello,
probably on the basis of 'subclinical hypothyroidism'. Tsh is from the pituitary.
The thyroid t3 (liothyronine) and T4 may still be in range. ...Read more

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Normal t4, high tsh, no symptoms--should I be on Synthroid (thyroxine) or not?

Normal t4, high tsh, no symptoms--should I be on Synthroid (thyroxine) or not?

Probably so: You have subclinical hypothyroidism. Treatment is warranted. I would first address factors that indirectly affect thyroid function such as diet, vitamin deficiencies, other hormone imbalances (e.g. Estrogen dominance, adrenal fatigue), etc. If you have deficiency in iodine, selenium, vitamin d, iron, etc, your thyroid will be affected. Vitamin deficiencies are common. ...Read more

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Can a high TSH level but normal T4 cause hypothyroid symptoms or not?

Can a high TSH level but normal T4 cause hypothyroid symptoms or not?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can be primary - caused by a weak thyroid gland or secondary to other hormonal problems, like a pituitary problem. Or your thyroid can become dysfunctional secondary to high insulin, estrogen or cortisol. If you have functional hypothyroidism, this problem can go undetected by routine screening tests. More extensive testing can often reveal abonormalities. This is very common. ...Read more

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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

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Can taking high doses of Kelp cause a false high TSH reading? I don't have any other symptoms of hypothyroidism, but my lab results were 7.13

Can taking high doses of Kelp cause a false high TSH reading? I don't have any other symptoms of hypothyroidism, but my lab results were 7.13

Kelp and hypothyroid: Https://health. Clevelandclinic. Org/2014/09/thyroid-issues-what-you-need-to-know-about-diet-and-supplements/

Kelp in capsule form can affect the thyroid, best to avoid. Would stop all kelp resume a nromal diet and repeat studies in 6 weeks. Hypothyroidism is common in young females and the TSH may swing between normal /abnormal for months till it totally becomes abnormal. F/u w/ednocrinologist ...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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High TSH 9.5, but normal T4 1.0. Mix of hypo and hyper symptoms. GP treating me as hypothyroid (Synthroid), but could I have a pituitary/other issue?

High TSH 9.5, but normal T4 1.0. Mix of hypo and hyper symptoms. GP treating me as hypothyroid (Synthroid), but could I have a pituitary/other issue?

Yes: Your question is VERY smart.

It could be your pituitary- or other causes.

Overall Endocrinologists handle this complex thyroid question, so you may want to see one.

Stay well ...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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Multiple myeloma. Doing well. Then extremely high TSH with no symptoms of hypothyroid and other thyroid markers normal. What could be the meaning of the extremely high tsh?

Multiple myeloma. Doing well. Then extremely high TSH with no symptoms of hypothyroid and other thyroid markers normal. What could be the meaning of the extremely high tsh?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Should I do free T3 (liothyronine), T4 after my total tests were normal but high TSH and showing symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Should I do free T3 (liothyronine), T4 after my total tests were normal but high TSH and showing symptoms of hypothyroidism?

TSH question: When I order bloodwork for persons who have coverage or wants a complete picture I order all 3 tests to get the full picture. ...Read more

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Causes of severe daily nausea not relieved by zofran, (ondansetron) abdominal pain, low appetite, and low back pain for over a week. High TSH cause these symptoms?

Causes of severe daily nausea not relieved by zofran, (ondansetron) abdominal pain, low appetite, and low back pain for over a week. High TSH cause these symptoms?

Go to doctor now: Please do not delay further. Listen to your body. Time to get checked out. Could be wide range of issues - pregnancy, reflux, appendix, gallbladder, pancreas, intestinal problems. I would suggest ER if you cannot be seen by your primary doctor today. ...Read more

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What can cause a false high tsh?

What can cause a false high tsh?

Not much: Any lab can have a temporary problems doing any test accurately. That is why an abnormal level should always be repeated to verify it. There are temporary causes for high TSH (resolving subacute thyroiditis), so that a 2nd TSH level done a few weeks after an abnormal one, could be normal. Subclinical hypothyroidism will have a high TSH with other thyroid levels normal, no symptoms. ...Read more

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What is high tsh, 3rd generation?

What is high tsh, 3rd generation?

Same as others: The 3d generation TSH assays are best at the lowest ranges - the upper range is debatable as tsh, unlike most products in the blood is not distributed in populations in a bell curve.
The upper limits of the "normal" range of 4 to 5 in assays of all generations is probably wrong. ...Read more

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What does high tsh 3rd generation level means?

What does high tsh 3rd generation level means?

Hypothyroidism: Typically it means that you have an underactive thyroid and may need replacement. ...Read more

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What is considered a high TSH level?

Above 4.5: In most labs, a value above 4.5 is high. However, symptoms related to low thyroid correlate much better with free T4 levels, rather than tsh. There are many people with elevated tsh, normal free t4, who feel perfectly normal (subclinical hypothyroidism). Persistently high TSH levels is indicative of a failing thyroid. ...Read more

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High TSH affect pth?

Not usually: Hypo thryroidism does not usually affect parathyroid function. But it would not hurt to check. ...Read more

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Hi docs, what are the complications of having a high TSH reflex number?

Poor thyroid functio: High TSH indicated your brain is telling your thyroid to work better. You should have your free T4, free T3, (liothyronine) Reverse T3, (liothyronine) thyroglobulin and TPO antibodies checked to ensure that your thyroid is working, that your tissues are adequately getting thyroid (T3), and your immune system is not attacking and burning out your thyroid. ...Read more

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Does high TSH cause low AMH?

No: The two could happen together but they are not directly related to one another. ...Read more