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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.. ?

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

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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My TSH is at a 5.95. I had my right thyroid and partial left side remove. Before then my TSH was at 1.42 to 1.60. My dr says in ok i'm not feelinggood?

My TSH is at a 5.95. I had my right thyroid and partial left side remove. Before then my TSH was at 1.42 to 1.60. My dr says in ok i'm not feelinggood?

Need thyroid hormone: It looks like you need thyroid hormone replacement as your TSH is above normal regardless of what lab range used to measure it. Treatment would lower your TSH and indicate normal levels. You'll likely feel better too do see your doctor for treatment. Best of luck. ...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 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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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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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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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

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I had thyroid removed and have been on 100mcg Levothyroxine for years. Tsh levels have dropped 7/14 was 1.42 this month .75 should I reduce dosage?

I had thyroid removed and have been on 100mcg Levothyroxine for years. Tsh levels have dropped  7/14 was 1.42 this month .75 should I reduce dosage?

May be: It would be prudent to consult your doctor who is prescribing the medication, before reducing the dose. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had my whole thyroid removed for i was diagnosed having follicullar variant of papiilary carcinoma now my reports are clear but my TSH is 0.004?

Great: That's where you want your tsh. Your "normal" levels are different from the normal levels on the lab slip, as you need to be suppressed so that you don't stimulate any thyroid growth. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement and your doctor keeps close tabs on your level. Also check your serum thyroglobulin, which can be a thyroid cancer tumor marker and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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