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Hypopituitarism Low Tsh
Does low TSH mean I have a problem with my pituitary gland ? Hypopituitarism? My free T3 and T4 are high normal???
Hypopituitarism is a medical condition in which the pituitary gland, located in the brain, does not function. The pituitary gland is responsible for making many important hormones that tell other glands in the body to produce hormones such as thyroid hormone, growth hormone, estrogen, and testosterone. Children with hypopituitarism have inadequate levels of one or ...Read more
Sheehan syndrome or hypopituitarism. Does this sound like it... Low t3, low-norm TSH, low-norm estrogen, low-norm acth, insulin sensitive, hypokalemia?
No: Since you have not listed your periods having stopped, the chances of this being Simmond's / Sheehan's are slim-to-none. What I'd like you to do is form a relationship with a patient, understanding physician who's good at endocrinology, and can help you manage the big picture -- while solving whatever physical problems may exist, find ways of turning bad stress into eu-stress in your life. ...Read more
No: One lab test doesn't affect another. More seriously, the common illnesses likely to produce low TSH (hyperthyroidism, hypopituitarism) are unlikely to raise liver enzymes, and even if they did, you still desereve a workup. If they're still up after 2 weeks off alcohol ; meds, continue to labs for hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's and maybe others; be ready for a rx for intensive fitness. ...Read more
Unlikely but...: Rhodiola is known to improve thyroid function and thus might be expected to reduce TSH levels somewhat (though more research on this is needed). However, a low TSH tends to be a sign of hyperthyroidism and, as far as i know, rhodiola is not known to stimulate the thyroid to the point of hyperthyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to look at T3: And free t4. Low tsh, depending on the sensitivity of the assay, indicates thyroid hyper-function. However, the suspected hyperthyroidism needs to be confirmed with high levels of T3 and free t4. All lab tests need to be evaluated in the clinical context and it would be prudent to take up the issue with your doctor. ...Read more
Low TSH unlikely: Thyroid cancer usually does not cause a low TSH (unless you are taking thyroid hormone). Most thyroid cancers do not function as well as normal thyroid tissue. Elevated thyroglobulin is a nonspecific finding, seen in most disorders of the thyroid. It can serve as a tumor marker for recurrent thyroid cancer as long as the thyroid has been completely removed. High tg has nothing to do with tsh. ...Read more
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