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What happens to TSH level when thyroid gland is removed?

What happens to TSH level when thyroid gland is removed?

It goes up: When the thyroid is removed, there is little or no thyroid hormone and the pituitary will increase TSH production until thyroid hormone replacement is taken. ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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Does a TSH level of 0.8 indicate an overactive or underactive thyroid gland?

Does a TSH level of 0.8 indicate an overactive or underactive thyroid gland?

TSH: Cant tell without the total T4 or free t4. Low TSH is usually a sign of hyper thyroidism if your thyroid is suppressing TSH production due to over secretion of thyroid hormone. Rarely the brain signal from pituitary can be low leading to what's called "central" hypothyroidism. ...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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What will happen to TSH when thyroid gland is removed?

What will happen to TSH when thyroid gland is removed?

It goes up: If you remove your entire thyroid, there will be no thyroid hormone being produced, thus your TSH will go up. If your doctor put you on thyroid hormone replacement and the dose he/she chose is the correct dose, then TSH should stay the same/normal. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to TSH when thyroid gland is removed?

Could you tell me what happens to TSH when thyroid gland is removed?

Goes up: Tsh increases when you are hypothyroid. If enough thyroid tissue is removed to make you hypothyroid, the TSH should increase. ...Read more

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What happens to TSH when the thyroid gland is removed?

What happens to TSH when the thyroid gland is removed?

It Goes Up: Those who have thyroidectomies need to take thyroid hormone replacement, levothyroxine. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) comes from the pituitary and increases when thyroid hormones are below normal. Elevation in TSH often indicates hypothyroidism. Adequate levothyroxine replacement keeps the TSH level normal. ...Read more

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What does the following mean: Heterogeneous nodular of the thyroid gland with increased vascularity. As well as low T4 and TSH levels?

What does the following mean: Heterogeneous nodular of the thyroid gland with increased vascularity. As well as low T4 and TSH levels?

Plan: You have to discuss all this result with doctor, who knows your history, symptoms and all medical problems. Most likely you need the treatment for thyroid dysfunction, what depend heavily on numbers in blood work. ...Read more

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If my TSH level for thyroid is to high will having my thyroid removed help me feel better?

Please Clarify: A high TSH means that the thyroid is not working and there is no reason to remove the gland. Do you mean you thyroid is high and not the tsh? ...Read more

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After 2months of having my thyroid removed TSH level 40, taking t4175mg, getting fat.Shall i try to combine t4&t3, in which dosages?

After 2months of having my  thyroid removed TSH level 40, taking t4175mg, getting fat.Shall i try to combine t4&t3, in which dosages?

Need higher dose: The high TSH shows that your thyroid level is still low. 175 mcg of T4 is a relatively high dose. Your are probably not absorbing the medication correctly. You must be sure to take it on an empty stomach, wait at least 40 min before eating, do not take it with any supplements or other meds. You should be on a brand-name thyroid, such as synthroid (thyroxine) or tirosint, not generic. ...Read more

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I have a TSH level of 22.38 and my T4 is 6.1 and Free T4 is 1.7. I had a portion of my thyroid removed last year during a parathyroid tumor removal. ?

I have a TSH level of 22.38 and my T4 is 6.1 and Free T4 is 1.7.  I had a portion of my thyroid removed last year during a parathyroid tumor removal. ?

22.38: That seems like a very high number and the pituitary gland must be seen by xray to make sure it is of normal size.
Has your parathyroid gland been checked recently?
Please let me know what happens. ...Read more

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What's the TSH level to maintain for 57+ female with Hypothyroidism, whose one & half of thyroid glands were removed for goiter surgery 15+ yr back ?

What's the TSH level to maintain for 57+ female with Hypothyroidism, whose one & half of thyroid glands were removed for goiter surgery 15+ yr back ?

Don't base on TSH: I believe it is a mistake to base dosage on TSH alone; TSH is a surprisingly poor marker for tissue thyroid levels in many common conditions; one should assess Free T3 (liothyronine) and Free T4 and also take how the patient is feeling into account. Here are good articles about how 11 renowned specialists optimize thyroid hormone levels:
http://tinyurl.com/6gvsxqu
Also see http://tinyurl.com/nrww2qg ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to TSH when we remove the thyroid gland?

Becomes elevated: After removing the thyroid, thyroid levels become low. This causes the pituitary gland to put out TSH as it is trying to get your thyroid to make more thyroid hormone. Since you have no thyroid, the TSH will go higher and higher unless you take thyroid hormone to maintain a normal level. ...Read more

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How much cAn tsh fluctuate with in the range with normal thyroid gland? Please answer with maximum value and minimum value before/after inflamation?

How much cAn tsh fluctuate with in the range with normal thyroid gland? Please answer with maximum value and minimum value before/after inflamation?

Inflammation thyroid: Inflammation? What is meant by this? A normal person's TSH can vary within the normal range. There can be assay variation in addition to biologic variation. A serious illness or chronic inflammation can cause "euthyroid sick syndrome" where TSH and T4 decrease, and then increase on recovery from the illness. During recovery, TSH can be above the normal range. ...Read more

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What is the optimal TSH for a 61 year old female who 16 years ago operated thyroid gland due to hurthle cell ca. ? My TSH during all these 16 years (after the operation) was 0, 6 - 0, 4 . But two months ago I changed the original swiss medicine eltr

What is the  optimal  TSH for a 61 year old female who 16 years ago operated thyroid gland  due to hurthle cell ca. ? My TSH  during all these 16 years (after the operation) was 0, 6 - 0, 4 . But two months ago  I  changed the original swiss medicine eltr

As : As you know, TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is secreted by your pituitary gland to stimulate the synthesis and release of thyroid hormones from your thyroid gland (which has been removed, in your case). Since TSH can also stimulate the growth of thyroid cancer cells, one goal of therapy for thyroid cancer patients is to suppress their TSH to the lowest possible level while keeping their triiodothyronine level (t3) within a normal range. (many physicians strive for a TSH less than 0.1 as long as the patient's T3 (liothyronine) doesn't climb higher than normal). This usually requires a levothyroxine dose between 2.2 and 2.8 mcg per kg of body weight (about 170 to 220 mcg for a 172 lb individual).

I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Thyroid gland is increased in vascularity suggestive of underlying thyroiditis..... Tsh is normal?

Thyroid gland is increased in vascularity suggestive of underlying thyroiditis.....
Tsh is normal?

Happens regularly: This picture is encountered relatively often. Think of it as if the thyroid is inflamed but still has enough reserve to produce adequate hormone. It can be seen in conditions like subclinical thyroiditis or in hashimoto's disease, after the thyroid is "burnt out" and doesn't produce elevated hormone, but before the hormone levels become low. See an endocrinologist for more information. ...Read more

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I have a normal TSH and heterogeneous echotexture. Enlarged thyroid gland which i was told not to worry nothings wrong with my thyroid. Any advice?

I have a normal TSH and heterogeneous echotexture. Enlarged thyroid gland which i was told not to worry nothings wrong with my thyroid. Any advice?

Goiter: Hterogenous thyroid can be due to simple goiter and may be associated with hyperthyriodism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodule, thyroditis and thyroid cancer
if you were told not to worry by your endocrinologist means they have ruled out treatable conditions. ...Read more

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My Tsh w/reflex t-4 free is 6.25. What that mean? Is my thyroid gland hormon low? Thank. Not yet medication, doctor said to come again for 3 months

6.25: Sorry, but each laboratory has a different reference interval for each test including thyroid studies.
Till you know the normal range for your thyroid lab you won't know whether the result is good or not so good.
Your doctor should have that information. ...Read more

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4 yr girl has Thyroid gland bulky in size in sonography report, Blood test TSH:3.86,FT3:4.28,FT41.31.please advise what to do?

4 yr girl has Thyroid gland bulky in size in sonography report, Blood test TSH:3.86,FT3:4.28,FT41.31.please advise what to do?

Need further eval: Most important to follow up with doctor who ordered thyroid ultrasound and blood tests. Range of normal varies from lab to lab need to evaluate labs with this in mind. ...Read more

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Why TSH is higher at morning? Is it because thyroid gland is less responsive when you wake up? Does that mean T4 and T3 (liothyronine) gets also higher at morning?

TSH: Sorry, but I don't fully understand your question.
TSH, T4, and T3 (liothyronine) should always be measured on the same blood draw.

TSH is higher if the thyroid is not working properly and a high T4 and/or T3 (liothyronine) would decrease TSH levels. ...Read more

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I hav no thyroid gland; my TSH was 0.01 & I was taking 150 mcg a.m. Now taking 1/2 tab of 112 mcg. Can you hav rapid hrt rate if not enough Synthroid (thyroxine)?

I hav no thyroid gland; my TSH was 0.01 & I was taking 150 mcg a.m. Now taking 1/2 tab of 112 mcg. Can you hav rapid hrt rate if not enough Synthroid (thyroxine)?

No: Rapid heart rate may be a symptom of being on TOO MUCH thyroid hormone but not too little. From your test results, a whole 150 mcg tablet was too much but cutting the dose to 56 mcg (1/2 of a 122 mcg tablet) may be too big a reduction. You might want to consult with an endocrinologist to help adjust your dosage. ...Read more

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I have swelling of the thyroid gland i did some test the results are tsh-1,03 T4 free-15,68 T3 (liothyronine) free-4,89 what should i take and i'm always tired ?

It depends: Your levels you provided do not sound normal. Please provide accurate test results. Free T4 level is almost never over 10 not to mention completely normal TSH in this setting ...Read more

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Lump in my right throat. TSH, T4 normal, UTZ results: slightly enlarged right thyroid gland with complex cystic & small nodules. Should I be worried?

Lump in my right throat. TSH, T4 normal,  UTZ results: slightly enlarged right thyroid gland with complex cystic & small nodules. Should I be worried?

More No than Yes: The thyroid is a cystic gland controlled by hypothalamus (TSH) via anterior pituitary (TRF) to manufacture & secrete T3+T4. If thyroid cysts coalesce or locally enlarge, then cysts large enough to see via current US technology can be seen. This still indicates something not optimal but it is solid nodules which are far more worrisome &, though less frequent, far more likely to be thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Tsh 0.313 told I have hyperthyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland. Losing weight, heart palp, & trouble sleeping. What are my chances of Graves' disease.

Tsh 0.313 told I have hyperthyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland. Losing weight, heart palp, & trouble sleeping. What are my chances of Graves' disease.

Hyperthyroidism: There are several causes of hyperthyroidism, the most common of which are Graves disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Given the secondary impacts on other organs, the diagnosis needs to be clarified and determined as early as possible so treatment can begin. Both of these causes could be associated with the symptoms you describe. Get your further testing done and get treatment going. ...Read more

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My TSH level came back 0.010. Does this mean my adrenal gland isnt working??? I've been on hydrocortisone for almost a year. Initially wasn't working but improved with hydrocortisone. Could my chronic pancreatitis affect the adrenal gland?

TSH and pancreas: Have no direct relationship with the adrenal glands! TSH is secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain to stimulate the thyroid gland to produce its hormones, your number is low though, meaning that your thyroid may be producing more hormones. Kindly discuss the results and your condition with your endocrinologist, wish you wellness ...Read more

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What happened when TSH level 6.68 and what type of thyroid do I have please explain me?

TSH 6.68: TSH levels vary from one lab to another. You are probably normal with TSH.
More important, when TSH is measured serum T4 and T3 (liothyronine) should also be measured. The three are linked to each other and surely the doctor must explain this to you.
If not satisfied find a better doctor. ...Read more

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WHAT RANGE OF TSH LEVEL IS REACHED WHEN YOU INCUR THYROID INDUCED PHYCHSIS?

NO such answer: It would of course vary from person to person. Please do not yell your questions here. We can read them without all caps. Internet etiquette is important. ...Read more

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My thyroid TSH level is 2.323 is this normal ???????i am 17 years old

My thyroid TSH level is 2.323 is this normal ???????i am 17 years old

See your doctor soon: there may be other tests that may have to be run to interpret your TSH level better. Speak to your pediatrician about it first & make sure that s/he thinks you need further breakdown of the individual thyroid levels of T3, (liothyronine)T4, rT3 or possible TRH or not. As long as it's treated appropriately, you should be okay! Your pediatrician might refer you to a peds endocronologist for further management. ...Read more

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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Thyroid (Definition)

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