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Reason For Tsh Elevation
MY TSH LEVEL IS 10.4, BUT IT WAS NEARLY 4 A MONTH AGO, CAN YOU PLEASE SAY WHAT MAY BE THE REASON FOR SUDDEN SHOOTING UP OF THIS?
TSH: Thyroid stimulating hormone is part of the feedback control loop that connects the sensors in your brain and pituitary gland with the function of the thyroid. If the thyroid is failing, your body may not be getting enough of the hormone effect (e.g. becoming hypothyroid) and your pituitary responds by sending the message to the thyroid to put out more. Find out why by seeing your endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since last two years my TSH levels were between 7-10 so i have been taking Thyronorm, but recently the value is 0.05. What would be the reason?
Suppressed TSH: Your TSH appears suppressed. Could be lab error or perhaps taking too much thyronorm. A value like this might not have any symptoms. I would repeat the test. ...Read more
My TSH is 8.39 could that be the reason why i'm tired and have gained 10 lbs and my BP and pulse are low?
See MD: You need see your md and he or she need to adjust your thyroid.With low thyroid the BP is usually high! ...Read more
My tsh value is9.88.at the same time t4 ws normal.next month when i checked t4 became low.whats d exact reason for it?
Thyroid deficiency: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, In all likelihood you have under-active thyroid gland and need to take thyroid medication. You should see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more
Hello i have my TSH checked and it came out 21.77...my age is 49.i already am taking 50 microgram euthyrox.what will be the reason it has exceeded?
You need more L-T4: Hi. You're on a relatively low dose of levothyroxine (L-T4), and your elevated TSH is tell you that your body is not getting enough thyroid hormone. Your doc will respond by raising your L-T4 dose. He/she will continue to follow tour TSH (and free T4 too, probably) until your labs are stable, and then periodically thereafter. It's easy! Good luck! ...Read more
How low?: If these were taken during a time that you were emotionally distraught, and they are not strikingly removed from the reference range (which is set so that several percent of healthies fall outside), your physician will repeat them when your life gets better. If way-low, pituitary disease is a concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I hv hashimotos (tsh 2.71) and am on levo. Have ige>770. Other than parasites what are the other reason s for IgE to be high ?
Probably none: This ige level is considerably higher than most people's, but this does not by itself mean it will be linked to any disease, or that this information is useful. The hyper-ige immune syndromes have preposterously high values and i don't think you're in this range. If your personal physician isn't concerned, i would not be either; if you have helminth exposure, "ova-and-parasites" may be worth it. ...Read more