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Menstrual Cycle And Tsh Levels
my TSH value on first day of menstrual cycle was 6.24 mIU/L. however, a repeat sample on day 3 showed 3.66 mIU/L. should I be concerned??
The repeat value is well within range.
One borderline high value is not diagnostic of low thyroid. ...Read more
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
I'm 49 and had my thyroid removed 5 mo. Ago my levels are good but my tsh is on the low side I now haven't had a menstrual cycle for 3 months having hot flashes and night sweats. Had this before surgery but as soon as tsh was higher body was normal?
If you had your thyroid removed you must have had Synthroid (thyroxine) prescribed and that would have little, if any, impact on your TSH.
Your main problem is likely to bean issue with your menstrual cycle and you should see a Gynecologist as soon as you can.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Tsh level 10.49 today, am taking electroxin 25mcg. My mestrural cycle also iregular, sometimes hard to stop bleeding, some times only after two months. Suggest a dose pls?
Not the TSH: It's not the TSH that can delay or alter periods, it's the thyroid abnormality that the body is trying to fix by increasing your tsh. No matter what your thyroid problem is, your doctor can help you keep your level normal, which should help regularize your periods unless you have another underlying gyn problem. ...Read more
I am 28F. I am having normal T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels but TSH is 18.6. What will be the effect of this? I have pcos from my starting of menses
Hypothyroid?: While screening patients for thyroid disease, physicians often find increased (TSH) levels in patients with free thyroxine (T4) levels are not below normal. “Subclinical hypothyroidism, ” most commonly an early stage of hypothyroidism. On average, women with PCOS have higher TSH levels and are also more likely to have subclinical hypothyroidism when compared to age-matched controls without PCOS. ...Read more
I've hypothyroid symptoms & my T3, (liothyronine)T4, TSH results were normal. If I hv2 check RT3 in order to rule out hypothyroidism, wat time of menstrual shud I do so?
Hello, 43 years old. My last menstrual was 60days ago. Home pregnancy test is negativ. Blood test result tsh 1.54 e2 516 fsh 11.7 lh 36.1. HELP please.
Weight gain, irregular menstrual periods and acne. TSH - 6.50 ulU/ml, Free T3 - 4.28 pmol/l, T4 - 13.85 pmol/l. Take Eltroxin for hypothyroidism?
TSH of 6.50 is...: A TSH level of 6.50 is too high, but there is no clear question being submitted here. If one's TSH was even higher in the past, then this would be an improvement. If one's TSH was lower in the past, then this would be a worsening. One's primary care doctor or one's endocrinologist can evaluate... and help answer the patient's true question, whatever that question might be. ...Read more
New IV Fe. Heavy menses, soak super+ tampon <30min, new 1yr ago. Debilitating pain. Vag exam norm. TSH norm. To discuss options w/primary, ideas?
Another opinion: I recommend that you be evaluated by another gynecologist if yours doesn't have an answer for your superheavy periods and debilitating? Pelvic pain. Any possibility of endometriosis? Are periods irregular? Any other bleeding tendencies? Any medications that accentuate bleeding (ex. Aspirin, Aleve)? ...Read more
Can TSH 2.65 cause infertility? I'm 33 taking levothyroxine 25mcg frm 50dys, now TSH- 1.95 but my menses stopped. Should I take Levothy? Try'g for baby
Normal TSHs: Hi. Both those TSHs are normal, so assuming you don't have pituitary disease, your thyroid was functioning normally with TSH 2.65 and your thyroid function is still in the normal range on the low dose of l-thyroxine with TSH 1.95. If your menses stopped, that's nothing to do with your normal thyroid function. Do a pregnancy test. Maybe you & your man succeeded! Good luck. ...Read more
Been suffering from hypothyroidism for 17yrs. Got menses after I did lab tests this morning and the TSH shows 0.05mL. Do menses affect TSH results?
No: Menstrual bleeding does not alter one's level of thyroid hormones or one's TSH level. When a person's TSH level is low (compared to the lab's reference range), it usually means the person has too much thyroid hormone (increased thyroid hormone will lower the TSH), or less commonly, the person has difficulty producing TSH. ...Read more
I have no symptoms of hypothyroid, my menstruation cycle is regular, I go to gym for about 1 hour, I feel healthy. But my TSH is high. Why is it so?
Hypothyroid: In the early stages of hypothyroidism you may have no symptoms at all. Frequently it is diagnosed by a screening blood test for tsh. This is called the subclinical stage, when the only indication of hypothyroidism is elevated tsh. It would also be helpful to know what the value of your free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 are. ...Read more
Had TSH 2.65, is it hypothyroidism? Taking levothyroxine 25mcg and now its 1.95 but menses cycle is 37days or no mense. Will it be okay to stop levoth
My TSH is 21 uiu/ml, my menstruation cycle is regular, I ovulated last month on 17th day of my cycle. Can I try to concieve? Or wait til TSH is normal
Wait and Fix TSH: We have good information that the baby will be healthier if the TSH is < 2.5. Your value is quite high and should be treated before conception. Your gyn, pcp or an endocrinologist can assist you. It should only take a few weeks to control the thyroid issue but the wait is worth it. (link: http://bit. Ly/1awuret). ...Read more
29 years, female TSH: 22.64 Delayed menses every time Trying but no success in pregnancy Plz suggest?
Tsh & ft4 "normal"range but still have hypo symptoms! Tired, irregular menses, overweight. Should I test T3 (liothyronine) reverse t3 (liothyronine)? Or switch to natural meds?
I had my hormones tested (fsh/lh/estradiol/tsh) 3 years ago. No pregnancies, but menses often delayed for 15-20 days, sometimes longer.
Don't know: What you're asking. Please rephrase into a question. If you need help or advice ask your physician. ...Read more
“I have low TSH 0.05 and FSH 72, don't have menses for 4 months, 48yrs old, frequent heart racing, shortness of breath. Do I have hyperthyroid?
Probably: It sure sounds like it, both the lab tests and the symptoms ...Read more
Str Dr: Have you had all of your hormones tested?! you may have stein leventhal syndrome which can be managed by medication. You do not say what your symptoms are but from your question I have suspicions. See your doctor for an evaluation ...Read more
Rise and fall: Simply put, estrogen rises after the period is finished x 14 days and if ovulation occurs then progesterone is added to the recipe for another 14 or so days. A couple of days before a menstrual period is due, Mother Nature "turns off the oven" and both hormone levels fall resulting in a period. ...Read more
Why at age 52 do I still have severe pain with my menstrual cycle. And im pretty good at tolerating a high pain level. How can I better them?
Dysmenorrhea: Age is no bound fir this waxing problem affecting millions of women around the globe of different ages. I am presuming you have tried home remedies without success. If you haven't tried it, you may benefit from a trial of birth control pills fir a few months or an IUD, fir which a consult with an OB would be desirable. Feel better☺️ ...Read more
Lmp aug.27/12, with due date of may31/13 with a 25-26 day menstrual cycle, hCG level of 634 on sept 25/12. When approx did I conceive?
HCG not helpful: The HCG level is not helpful in determining conception date. The most important information would be if there was any ultrasounds done. If any ultrasounds were done, provide the dates they were performed and the dating from those ultrasounds. ...Read more
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more