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Fluctuating TSH levels?

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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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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Cummulative thyroid function test TSH levels?

Cummulative thyroid function test TSH levels?

I'm sorry: But i don't understand your question. What are cummulative thyroid function tests? If there's a problem with your tsh, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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High TSH affect pth?

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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Hyper, Hypo, normal? My level (Tsh 0.793) Standard range 0.400-4.20 Units McIU/ml

Hyper, Hypo, normal? 

My level
(Tsh 0.793)

Standard range
0.400-4.20

Units
McIU/ml

Normal: Your tsh falls within the normal range; actually on the better half of the normal range. If you're still worried, check the free hormones as well but so far so good. ...Read more

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Could rhodiola cause low TSH levels?

Could rhodiola cause low TSH levels?

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 more

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Normal TSH low ft4 ?

Normal TSH low ft4 ?

Normal thyroid: A normal TSH means your body knows that your thyroid is normal. ...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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High ferritin levels indicates?

High ferritin levels indicates?

Iron overload or...: High ferritin levels in your thirties could be an indication of an primary ( hemachromatosis) or secondary (hemosiderosis) overload state, or chronic inflammation. Ferritin levels in the iron overload states are typically quite high and are typically > 800; whereas chronic inflammation will produce levels typically <800. ...Read more

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Tsh level fluctuate-0.88 to1.82 iu/ml, antitpoab 28.0 (0-60iu/ml), enlarged thyroid.Concentration/cognition/memory impaired and fatigue-treatment?

Other causes: The thyroid tests are normal, so you need to have other causes considered and investigated. If your doctor agrees that your thyroid is enlarged then further eval with an ultrasound is easy. ...Read more

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Elevated thyroid antibody. But normal thyroid level? Is medicine needed?

Elevated thyroid antibody. But normal thyroid level? Is medicine needed?

Not yet: Anti thyroid antibodies are a sign that your immune system is attacking your thyroid gland. Over time, your gland may fail and them you will require thyroid hormone replacement. Your physician should check your TSH level periodically. When TSH starts to rise, consider medication. Antithyroid antibodies raise your risk of having infertility issues. Make sure your ob/gyn is aware of this. ...Read more

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High thyroglobulin & T3 (liothyronine) Free levels post thyroid lobectomy indicates what?

High thyroglobulin & T3 (liothyronine) Free levels  post thyroid lobectomy indicates what?

Thyroid: Something does not add up. Thyroglobulin may be high for a number of reasons and can be controlled if needed. I don't understand why free T3 (liothyronine) is high post thyroid lobectomy. Please pursue this with your doctor and the the thyroid surgeon. If their answers make sense could you please let me know. ...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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Are high dhea hormone levels associated with hypothyroidism?

Are high dhea hormone levels associated with hypothyroidism?

No.: Dhea is a by-product of adrenal gland metabolism, unrelated to thyroid gland status. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Not really: But hormones all do an intricate dance with each other and so thyroid dysfunction can definitely alter female hormone function and cause many symptoms which mimic menopause. Get your levels checked! ...Read more

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What are normal TSH levels?

It's controversial: There is broad consensus that a TSH between 0.3-2.5 is normal (assuming no pituitary problem exists), and broad consensus that TSH levels above 10 are abnormal and should be treated. A middle-of-the-road approach might be to say that levels between 5-10 are abnormal, and treatment is likely to be beneficial, and that values between 2.5-5 may be abnormal, and that treatment may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Can sertraline affect hypothyroidism or TSH levels?

Can sertraline affect hypothyroidism or TSH levels?

No: Ssris may decrease T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels - but not below the normal range nor by increasing TSH significantly so that it is safe to give sertraline to hypothyroid patients. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more