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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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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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My TSH level is 15.6 and two months ago it was normal. It takes months to normalize but why has it elevated so quickly and what should be done?

My TSH  level is 15.6 and two months ago it was normal.  It takes months to normalize but why has it elevated so quickly and what should be done?

You imply that you..: Are taking thyroxine therapy if so, quick rise may be that your 1. Taking it at same time as other meds 2. With food should be first thing in am 45 min before eating or other meds may have changed company making it use brand name synthroid took wrong dose. ...Read more

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My TSH level cum 6.03.Three months back it was 3.08.But itcum mostly 4. 7 since 6 month. Wat u think shold i need therapy or wait to check.Antib norma?

My TSH level cum 6.03.Three months back it was 3.08.But itcum mostly 4. 7 since 6 month. Wat u think shold i need therapy or wait to check.Antib norma?

May re do the test: A TSH level of 6.03 suggests thyroid deficiency, however it would help get free T4 level done and may be TSH re done to make sure the result is accurate. It is not an emergency, but you should keep your appointments with your doctor and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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For the past few months I have been getting my period every three weeks. My TSH level is .08. Could these be related?

For the past few months I have been getting my period every three weeks. My TSH level is .08. Could these be related?

No: Your TSH is perfect, so likely thyroid not the cause of your shortened cycle. More likely would be hormone changes. ...Read more

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Been having elevated BP since total thyroidectomy 3 weeks ago. Tsh was 17 and on Synthroid (thyroxine) 125. Will BP fluctuate until hormone levels stable?

Been having elevated BP since total thyroidectomy 3 weeks ago. Tsh was 17 and on Synthroid (thyroxine) 125. Will BP fluctuate until hormone levels stable?

Blood pressure: Problems are not caused by an underactive thyroid. Have your doctor look for other causes and treatments. Once the thyroid level is stable, make sure your doctor knows to keep it at a level appropriate for someone with thyroid cancer, not the usual normal range. ...Read more

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What does a normal TSH level with an elevated T4 level mean?

What does a normal TSH level with an elevated T4 level mean?

Nothing: The TSH is more accurate. A free T4 is more accurate than a t4, which can be affected by many factors such as estrogen. Are you on any form of estrogen, bcp's etc? ...Read more

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My Tsh level is 10 and I am a patient of elevated liver enzymes what should I do?

My Tsh level is 10 and I am a patient of elevated liver enzymes what should I do?

See doctor: You are deficient in thyroid hormones and need supplementation. Please see your doctor to start the treatment and address liver issues. ...Read more

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Is the level of TSH of 4 is elevated ? With normal totalt3 .And T4 is it an indication of any type of hypothyroidism ?

Is the level of TSH of 4 is elevated ? With normal totalt3 .And T4 is it an indication of any type of hypothyroidism ?

Maybe: The TSH level of 4 may be borderline elevated depending on the lab performing the test. If thyroid levels are normal the TSH level may be a warning that the thyroid may be failing. Repeat levels over time are needed to answer the question. ...Read more