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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that it doesn't go too far the other direction and you end up with an underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

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Could an elevation in one's TSH level be indicative of hyper/hypo thyroidism?

Could an elevation in one's TSH level be indicative of hyper/hypo thyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: When the thyroid makes too little hormone (t4 and t3), the pituitary makes more TSH to try to compensate. So an elevated TSH is indicative of a thyroid that has failed or is failing, and you may need to take levothyroxine. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain what does thyroid level 20 mean to me low or high symptoms?

Please explain what does thyroid level 20 mean to me low or high symptoms?

Thyroid tests: There is not "a" thyroid test, there are many different ones. So it is hard to know what the number "20" means. If 20 is your TSH, that is high, and it suggests your thyroid is underactive. You may have symptoms, which could be fatigue, sleeping a lot, cold, weight gain, and other. ...Read more

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I have a under active thyroid and it just went up to a level of 30.48 is this high? Is it dangerous or mean any thing important?

I have a under active thyroid and it just went up to a level of 30.48 is this high? Is it dangerous or mean any thing important?

Hypothyroid: Your TSH is rather high at 30+. Typical range is about 0.4-4.0. Your result is consistent with hypothyroidism which often causes a range of symptoms including fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and other problems. It is rarely dangerous, but should be treated, especially if pregnant. Please see your PCP for treatment. If complicated, some people will see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a 5 year old has high thyroid levels accompanied with and vomi intermittent but otherwise but otherwise physically sound?

What does it mean when a 5 year old has high thyroid levels accompanied with and vomi intermittent but otherwise but otherwise physically sound?

See your pediatricia: If your child has high thyroid levels and the other symptoms you mention, they should be seen by your pediatrician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have high thyroid peroxides antibodies levels & high bilirubin & selenium levels. What does this mean?

I have high thyroid peroxides antibodies levels & high bilirubin & selenium levels. What does this mean?

Something not right: A high thyroid antibody level suggests that you are more prone to develop a thyroid disease and other autoimmune diseases but this is not a certainty. The high bilirubin and selenium level is of concerned and one would wonder where the source of selenium is. You need to consult your doctor and perhaps a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What does having a slightly elevated Thyroid level mean to a teen with anorexia?

What does having a slightly elevated Thyroid level mean to a teen with anorexia?

Some imbalance or...: Depends on the big picture. In a normal person, a slightly elevated "thyroid level" may be normal (that's how life works; lab reference ranges don't always mean normal vs. Abnormal). Anorexia is not normal, regardless of whether it is due to anorexia nervosa or some other disorder. Therefore in this case, there is more likely a thyroid hormone imbalance that will benefit from treatment. ...Read more

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My TSH level is 9.1, what does it means? Do I have hyper or hypo thyroid? & my ESR level is 60, does this ESR level came high becoz of high TSH level?

My TSH level is 9.1, what does it means? Do I have hyper or hypo thyroid? & my ESR level is 60, does this ESR level came high becoz of high TSH level?

Need more: Information. Elevated TSH with low FT4 will mean hypothyroidism. ESR is non specific and could be elevated in multiple disorders and infections ...Read more

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I got my test results back from my obgyn stating that my T3 and T4 levels are normal but I have high thyroid Antibodys so what does that mean could be?

I got my test results back from my obgyn stating that my T3 and T4 levels are normal but I have high thyroid Antibodys so what does that mean could be?

See below: 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, the incomplete information you provided suggests that you may be at risk for thyroid insufficiency and should follow your doctor's advice for repeat testing. ...Read more

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My thyroid peroxidase antibodiy level is high 1010.8u/ml what does it mean TSH 3 generation 3.39 t4free 1.1 thyroxinet4 9.5 please answer?

My thyroid peroxidase antibodiy level is high 1010.8u/ml what does it mean TSH 3 generation 3.39 t4free 1.1 thyroxinet4 9.5 please answer?

Normal function: It means your thyroid is functioning normally, but you have antibodies against your thyroid. We don't really know why this happens. It does not cause any symptoms. No treatment is needed. You should, however, have your thyroid hormone levels checked once or twice a year because you are at risk of developing thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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For a girl 12 years old a high level of TSH 5.5 and normal T4. Could she has a Thyroid problems or not? Or what that means?

For a girl 12 years old a high level of TSH 5.5 and normal T4. Could she has a Thyroid problems or not? Or what that means?

Can be normal: Usually tsh 0.4-4.0 normal can except up to tsh of 10 before treatment, could be side effects of meds or transient hormonal adjustment, if family his tory of thyroid or any giotor or thyroid lumps or night sweats of weight loss or dry brittle hair or feels weak/cold see endocrinologist other wise reapt in 2-3 months to see if stable ...Read more

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What could it mean to have normal thyroid levels and high hormone levels. 18y.O w/weight gain, hair loss, fatigue. Referred to endocrinologist.

What could it mean to have normal thyroid levels and high hormone levels. 18y.O w/weight gain, hair loss, fatigue. Referred to endocrinologist.

One possibility: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is a hormonal imbalance which causes a number of symptoms similar to the ones you describe. Women with pcos can have high levels of testosterone.Symptoms can vary but the most common ones are: weight gain, hair loss, increased body or facial hair, irregular periods. Insulin resistance is at the root of the problem and needs to be addressed. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My blood test showed an elevated level of tg antibodies. Does that mean I have cancerous cells running around? Had papillary thyroid cancer a year ago

My blood test showed an elevated level of tg antibodies. Does that mean I have cancerous cells running around? Had papillary thyroid cancer a year ago

Not necessarily.: Having elevated tg antibodies primarily means that the more important tg test itself will be falsely lower than its true value. (no conversion formula exists.) if your tg antibodies are only 20 or so, with an undetectable tg level, it is hard to know what that means. If your tg antibodies are much higher, then concern for the presence of thyroid cancer would increase. ...Read more

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