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Tsh (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
Abnormal: Not dangerous, but definitely abnormal and needs to be treated with brand name T4 replacement until you levels have been returned to normal. You doctor can help you out with this, but it will take months until you are better, and will need treatment life long. Don't delay any further.. ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
A TSH: Above the normal limits suggests primary thyroid failure. There can be a few reasons for that and would require evaluation of supporting lab tests. It is potentially dangerous only if ignored and not treated. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: The 'normal' TSH level is determined statistically, not clinically. Some people in the upper part of the 'normal' range will have symptoms and will benefit from treatment. This is similar to people on thyroid hormone treatment who have an increase in tsh, due to further failure of the thyroid, report recurence of symptoms and improvement with adjustment of their treatment. ...Read more
It is a standard blood test. Get a prescription from your doctor and a recommendation for a local laboratory.
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Thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh) result 11.01. My wife is 15week pregnant. Pls help us to reduce and how to cure. It will effect the baby?
Medication: Your wife needs to get on some medication, levothyroxine, to help prevent the effects hypothyroidism can have in pregnancy. Left untreated, hypothyroidism can cause mental retardation for the fetus in pregnancy. A doctor there should be able to help her get levothyroxine. A starting dose might be 150mcg of levothyroxine and then the doctor might titrate it so that her TSH is less than 2.5. ...Read more
My thyroid stimulating hormone shows TSH 16.264. Do I need to increase or decrease the medicine dose?
What do you suggest if my thyroid stimulating hormone shows TSH 16 should I increase or decrease the thyroxine dose?
Tsh thyroid stimulating hormone is 2.380 is that normal? I know it is suppost to be between 0.30 4.70 acceptable range but don't understand it still
Tsh is a hormone released by the pitutary gland and is negatively cycled in response to thyroid hormone levels, high levels of thyroid cause a drop in TSH and vica versa.
The range of TSH is affected by physiological factors such as sleep, circadian variation, food intake and sleep but within the narrow range you quote
there is also variations due to measurement called interassay variation. ...Read more
Not good: The exact answer depends on your general health, what other medical problems you current have, your age and the levels of the thyroid hormone ft4 and ft3. The cause of the low TSH is also important. In general, low TSH signifies hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is more dangerous than hypothyroidism. Death can occur with hyperthyroidism. ...Read more
Clarification needed: I'm not quite sure what you're asking- are you asking how long before eating do you need to take your thyroid medicine? 30 minutes before breakfast. If you're talking about before getting your TSH measured, you can take it normally the morning of the test. ...Read more
Yes: Your TSH level is higher than normal and suggests thyroid deficiency. Please consult with your doctor to see if thyroid supplementation is warranted. ...Read more
I'm 31, I have all symptoms of perimenopause but told hormone levels are normal. Some thyroid history. Current 3.5 TSH w/ 25 mcg meds. Other causes?
Be specific: What are your specific symptoms that you are diagnosing as 'perimenopause'? ...Read more
My tsh (thyroid) is 4.86 uiu/ml and my lh (hormones) is. 992 miu/ml. These tests were done midcyle (menstruation).Are these normal ranges?
May not be normal: Tsh of 4.86 is slightly high, indicating that your thyroid level may be mildly low. This should be repeated and a freet4 level done as well. Most labs do not have lh assays that are sensitive in the low range. The lh of. 992 may be normal depending on where you are in your cycle. Menstruation denotes the start of a cycle. Midcycle would be 14 days before your next period, and lh would be high. ...Read more
An elevated TSH with normal free T4 indicates that you at risk of being hypothyroid and that can lead to weight gain. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to ascertain if you should be taking replacement thyroid medication.
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Having blood work tom. 48F. Think my hormones are changing but the only thyroid tests my dr ordered were T4 (free) & TSH (3rd gen). Is this complete?
Your body has: Thousands of hormones. Your doctor is checking your thyroid with appropriate tests. If you have concerns about other hormonal levels, ask your doctor. ...Read more
Been taking synthroid (thyroxine) (125) for 6+ months and just discontinued. How long until TSH/thyroid hormones return to baseline levels?
You need synthroid (thyroxine): If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and a physician has placed you on synthroid, (thyroxine) this is a lifelong replacement therapy. If the diagnosis was correct, your thyroid can no longer produce enough thyroid hormone and without the continuous thyroid replacement therapy (synthroid) you will eventually experience all the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. Talk to your Dr. Before stopping med ...Read more
Why do thyroid hormones keep changing? Now tgo antibodies are"too low to be detected", 4 months ago they were 130! anti tpo 40, TSH 0.99, ft3 2.64, ft4 1.41
If the hormones from the thyroid are balanced, what is an example of what the numbers should look like? Ex. Tsh? T3 (liothyronine)? T4?
Reference range: Each of these should be within the published reference range for that particular test for that particular lab. This is the most respectful and accurate answer that I can give, since units are different in different countries, test type, and even different health care systems. If any one is more than a tiny bit out of the reference range, your physician will discuss it with you. ...Read more
My thyroid stim. Hormone value is 1.680? Is that good or bad? Should I ask for a T3 (liothyronine) T4 test just to be sure cause I heard the TSH isn't always accruate?
TSH accurate: Tsh is the most sensitive indicator of thyroid function. If it is normal (as yours is), it is highly unlikely that you have a problem with your thyroid. There are rare problems of the pituitary gland in which the TSH is not an accurate test. In that case a free T4 level is helpful. Despite what you may read on the internet, T4 and t3 (liothyronine) levels are usually only helpful if the TSH is abnormal. ...Read more
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Am I a non responder to thyroid hormones? I take 100mcg of levothyroxine and 50mcg of cytomel (liothyronine) (t3) daily. My TSH is 8.53 and freet4 is low @. 55
What was your TSH before you started on treatment? If it was 100 before you are doing much better. We usually use just levothyroxine to treat low thyroid hormone levels and not t3 (liothyronine) but t3 (liothyronine) treatment could be causing your free T4 to be too low.
Poor absorption of thyroid from the gut is rare but do not take it with soy-containing food. Stopping t3 (liothyronine) and increasing leveothyroxine to 125 might help. ...Read more
If My TSH is suppressed due to thyroid cancer (2y ago), are my luteinizing hormone and FSH affected too? I.e. Low LH (0.4 iu/L)and FSH is expected?
5.58 TSH level a month ago with one hot nodule and normal thyroid uptake found on nuclear scan from friday. Not on hormone therapy. Please explain?
If you had a "hot": Nodule, your TSH would be low not high and your thyroid uptake would probably be elevated as well, the so-called nodule may be the only area of your thyroid that is functioning appropriately. Depending upon other factors and other lab, you may have had recent thyroiditis or may even need thyroid replacement. Check w/your doctor and/or consider a thyroid specialist. ...Read more
Hair loss past few months, no cause thyroid, hormones all normal. Is there thyroid test other than "tsh" that I should ask for or is that only one?
What are factors that determine someone with hypothyroidism must be on synthroid (thyroxine) forever? I have it (just high TSH)other thyroid hormones're normal
Failing thyroid: Most likely you have Hashimotos thyroiditis, which is gradually "eating away" at your thyroid. Your doctor could check TPO antibodies. Your gland may not be totally dead now, but it likely will be eventually, but total hypothyroidism and a dead gland could be in 3 months or 10 years. Probably best to take your synthroid (thyroxine) to avoid the symptoms of hypothyroidism, but talk to your doc. ...Read more
My Free T3 (liothyronine) is 4.71 and TSH 3rd generation 0.01 I already take bio-identical hormones, Armour Thyroid 90mg, cortisol 20mg for adrenals. What to do?
See Endocrinologist: I don't know why you are taking cortisol. If it is for "adrenal fatigue", that diagnosis is a fraud. Armour thyroid makes most people hyperthyroid, and your labs reflect that. Best you see a real endocrinologist who can help you sort out what you really need, versus what you've been sold. ...Read more
Do I need thyroid hormone if I have low free t3, (liothyronine) normal TSH and high tpo antibodies?
Possibly.: The TSH is normal so it might be a variation of normal or euthyroid. It also might be a developing thyroid condition, but there would be symptoms, like fatigue. The tpo antibodies might mean hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is usually associated with hypothyroidism. It would be wise to see your doctor to follow up. ...Read more
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