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What can cause a false high tsh?

What can cause a false high tsh?

Not much: Any lab can have a temporary problems doing any test accurately. That is why an abnormal level should always be repeated to verify it. There are temporary causes for high TSH (resolving subacute thyroiditis), so that a 2nd TSH level done a few weeks after an abnormal one, could be normal. Subclinical hypothyroidism will have a high TSH with other thyroid levels normal, no symptoms. ...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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Does high TSH cause low AMH?

Does high TSH cause low AMH?

No: The two could happen together but they are not directly related to one another. ...Read more

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Why high TSH can cause hyperplasia thyroid cell?

Why high TSH can cause hyperplasia thyroid cell?

Stimulates Thyroid: As the name implies, TSH = thyroid stimulating hormone so this hormone does stimulate thyrocytes. If you have hypothyroidism (lazy thyroid), the high TSH will keep stimulating the thyroid gland to make more hormones and that is why we treat with thyroid hormone (or in iodine deficient areas iodine therapy may help). ...Read more

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Can high TSH levels or hypothyroidism cause miscarriages?

Yes: Thyroid malfunction, especially hypothyroidism can cause miscarriage. Please see the article below for thyroid function and pregnancy. http://www.nytimes.com/ref/health/healthguide/esn-hypothyroidism-expert.html?pagewanted=all. ...Read more

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What are causes of high tsh levels? will depression medicines cause this increase levels?

What are causes of high tsh levels? will depression medicines cause this increase levels?

Low thyroid function: If you have a high TSH, it may be that you have hypothyroidism, which is very common & responds well to very cheap medication to correct. Low thyroid function can cause depression! So if you have thyroid hormone deficiency get treated, your depression will improve faster, even if on depression meds & the meds may not work if your thyroid hormone level is very low. See doc and get further tests. ...Read more

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Can a high TSH level but normal T4 cause hypothyroid symptoms or not?

Can a high TSH level but normal T4 cause hypothyroid symptoms or not?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can be primary - caused by a weak thyroid gland or secondary to other hormonal problems, like a pituitary problem. Or your thyroid can become dysfunctional secondary to high insulin, estrogen or cortisol. If you have functional hypothyroidism, this problem can go undetected by routine screening tests. More extensive testing can often reveal abonormalities. This is very common. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant,and had recently detected as high TSH after blood test.can it cause any problem to my baby.also what diet can be taken to normal?

I am 8 weeks pregnant,and had recently detected as high TSH after blood test.can it cause any problem to my baby.also what diet can be taken to normal?

Yes: You need to make sure you're not hypothyroid. Get the test repeated with the free hormones. If low, you need you treat. The baby needs thyroid hormone to optimally develop. ...Read more

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I have low iron (not anemic), high tsh, chronic gast. No known cause? Blood test said i wasn't celiac?

I have low iron (not anemic), high tsh, chronic gast. No known cause? Blood test said i wasn't celiac?

Auto-immune disorder: The findings you described suggest and auto-immune state as all of the abnormalities are knwon to be associated with auto-immunity. You may wish to consult an endocrinologist. See this site for more information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000816.htm. ...Read more

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Can taking high doses of Kelp cause a false high TSH reading? I don't have any other symptoms of hypothyroidism, but my lab results were 7.13

Can taking high doses of Kelp cause a false high TSH reading? I don't have any other symptoms of hypothyroidism, but my lab results were 7.13

Kelp and hypothyroid: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/09/thyroid-issues-what-you-need-to-know-about-diet-and-supplements/ Kelp in capsule form can affect the thyroid, best to avoid. Would stop all kelp resume a nromal diet and repeat studies in 6 weeks. Hypothyroidism is common in young females and the TSH may swing between normal /abnormal for months till it totally becomes abnormal. f/u w/ednocrinologist ...Read more