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My wife had blood tested for thyroid found TSH level high 7.38uiu/ml so please suggest me what to do.?

My wife had blood tested for thyroid  found TSH level high 7.38uiu/ml so please suggest me what to do.?

Hypothyroid: A high tsh, thyroid stimulating hormone would suggest an under active thyroid or hypothyroidism. She will need other blood tests to confirm that and to see what is causing that. ...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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Why were my TSH levels so high?

Why were my TSH levels so high?

Was not producing: enough thyroid hormone- underactive when on correct dose, it will return to normal tsh ...Read more

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What to do if i recently found that my TSH level is high. Need guidance.?

What to do if i recently found that my TSH level is high. Need guidance.?

Easily treated: An elevated frequently means that your thyroid gland is not making enough thyroid hormone. This is called Hypothyroidism. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) rises in an attempt to signal your Thyroid gland to make more thyroid hormone. You may want to have it checked again to be sure. But Hypothyroidsism is easily treated with medication. ...Read more

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My Tsh levels were high (around 6) last month and I started taking levothyroxin(50mcg) from nov 3. Yesterday I found out I'm pregnant. Is my baby ok?

My Tsh levels were high (around 6) last month and I started taking levothyroxin(50mcg) from nov 3. Yesterday I found out I'm pregnant. Is my baby ok?

Baby: If you are taking the correct dose of levothyroxin you should have no reason to worry about baby. There will be plenty of doctors and nurses to take care of things. PS: I have just returned from a trip to my daughter and husband and really enjoyed my 9 year old twins whose combined birthweight was 4 pounds. You will have much enjoyment with your own baby. Relax and enjoy! ...Read more

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My TSH Level is high 9.5 but T3 (liothyronine) & T4 levels are within normal range.. I am taking thyroxine 50 mcg. Do u recommend change imn dosage?

My TSH Level is high 9.5 but T3 (liothyronine) & T4 levels are within normal range.. I am taking thyroxine 50 mcg. Do u recommend change imn dosage?

Hypothyroidism: once you are on Levothyroxine , there is no point in checking your T3 (liothyronine) or T4 levels. You should see your doctor and probably you need to take a higher dose keeping with your TSH levels. Your TSH needs to be checked 2-4 weeks after dose adjustment. Please do not increase it on your own and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having extreme fatigue and i did blood test and my TSH level was high (8.6) ! but thyroid hormones are normal (t3 (liothyronine) T4 ) ! what is causing fatigue?

I am having extreme fatigue and i did blood test and my TSH level was high (8.6) ! but thyroid hormones are normal (t3 (liothyronine) T4 ) ! what is causing fatigue?

Further testing: The fatigue may be still be related to the thyroid. You should have a full thyroid panel which would include total and free T4 and t3, (liothyronine) rt3 and fti as well as thyroid autoantibodies. There can be defects in conversion from inactive to active hormone or an autoimmune process may be active. If that is the case treatment may include some hormone replacement but also addressing the immune system. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a male and i would like to know if a 3.41 TSH level is too high ?

Hi, I am a male and i would like to know if a 3.41 TSH level is too high ?

Thyroid condition: I understand your concern. Thyroid stimulating hormone( tsh) blood test is done to determine if thyroid gland is normal, hypoactive, or hyperactive. Tsh of 3.41 is within normal limits as per diagnostic lab services of hawaii. Please see your physician for diagnosis of thyroid condition, including tsh, t3, (liothyronine) t4; and treatment as necessary. ...Read more

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My TSH levels are really high in the 11 range. I have friends that has had there thyroid removed and feel a lot better. Can I have mine removed.. ?

No surgery needed: An elevated TSH indicates that your thyroid is underactive. This is treated with thyroid replacment medication like thyroxine (synthroid). Surgery is not indicated in hypothyroidism. Your friends must have been hyperthyoid with an enlarged gland (goiter). ...Read more

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53 forgetful unsteady gait and shakes . TSH levels r slightly high and all cholesterol levels r high vit B /D low, CT showed atropy white matter chg?

53  forgetful unsteady gait and shakes .  TSH levels r slightly high and all cholesterol levels r high vit B /D low, CT showed atropy white matter chg?

B12: Needs to be maintained above 550 for at least 6 months before one would expect to see any recovery from the sensory ataxia (balance issues) I recommend use of methcyanocobalmine or sublingual B12. Memory problems take a while to recover as well. low Vit D is thought to cause dementia as will hypothyroidism www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more