For someone w/ thyroid cancer, the TSH is suppressed to <0.01. Does one need to follow a dexa?

Yes. Hyperthyroidism, especially for long periods of time, can cause osteoporosis. You should at least have an initial dxa for baseline and then followed 1-2 years after that if your doctor is going to keep your tsh< 0.01 all that time.
Yes. Long term suppression of TSH (hyperthyroidism) can induce osteoprosis. A baseline dexa scan is appropriate.
Not usually. The TSH suppression to so make sure that thyroid gland tissue which may remain is not stimulated to grow. Growth hormone is much more involved in bone density, even though thyroid hormone can affect it. Dexa scans can be performed as they normally would for a patient of appropriate age and other risk factors for osteoporosis.

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What should TSH be to suppress thyroid cancer?

0 to < 0.1. Generally above 0 but less than 0.1, a range that is difficult to achieve and maintain consistently. Use only brand name thyroid replacement. Read more...
Close to ZERO. If you are taking ample amounts of thyroid hormone. The idea is that TSH may be able to stimulate cancerous as well as normal thyroid tissue. Read more...
TSH should be low. The TSH should never be elevated in a patient with a history of thyroid cancer. A patient should be maintained on a dose of synthroid (thyroxine) sufficient to suppress the TSH to a level below normal. Otherwise the TSH might stimulate the regrowth of thyroid tissue and possibly thyroid cancer. Read more...

Thyroidectomy 9 months ago. Tsh is suppressed <0.015 cuz thyroid cancer. T3 (liothyronine) and T4 normal. Why I feel so tired?! I'm frustrated!

See Yur Endocrinolog. You should visit your endocrinologist to fine tune your thyroid hormone medication(synthroid). Excess of this medication could be one cause. He/she can also check your CBC and make sure that your blood counts/hb is normal and you are not anemic. Regular follow ups with your endocrinologist is essential to keep you well. Read more...

Since having thyroid cancer my TSH is now. Lose to 0.1, however I am very fatigued. Could this be the reason?

Could be. With a history of thyroid cancer it's generally thought advisable to keep TSH around 0.1. TSH is the pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid . Keeping it low is to avoid stimulation of any cancer that may remain. But if your thyroxine dose is excessive [T4 level above normal range], that can cause fatigue. . Read more...

What can cause TSH levels to rise when taking the same dose of medication for months, with a history of thyroid cancer and no thyroid?

Med change. May be change in thyroid med production or absorption. See if different med supplier so ask pharmacist. Absorption can be interfered by antacids, calcium, eating too soon after taking med. Read more...
Might need more. Tsh is made by your body to stimulate your thyroid to produce hormones. Tsh stimulates thyroid cancer, too, so the medicine you take is to keep your TSH level as low as possible. The fact that your TSH has risen might be a sign that you need to take a higher dose of your medication. This is something you should ask your doctor about! Read more...

Is TSH and tg level indicate to recurrence thyroid cancer or tgab level? After 6 month after tt TSH is. 04 and tg. 2 but there is tgab should worry?

You're doing. Fine. In this situation, disregard the tgab, it's only done to allow you to interpret an abnormal tg, which you don't have. Read more...
TgAb. It depends upon what the tgab level is. If the tgab levels are less than 22 iu/ml or 4 iu/ml depending upon which assay your laboratory uses, then there is no concern. If the tgab levels are elevated, the tg (thyroglobulin) test results are unreliable and your doctor may order other tests such as neck ultrasound or nuclear total body iodine scans. The TSH level is where it should be. Read more...

Is TSH and tg level indicate to recurrence thyroid cancer or tgab level? After 6 month after tt TSH is. 04 and tg. 2 but there is tgab should worry?

TgAb is of no. Importance unless total tg is very high, the important number is the tg, which is low. Unfortunately that only helps you if it was elevated prior to surgery. Keep your TSH at it's current level and follow-up with doctor exams and ultrasounds. Read more...
No Worry. The tg level follows the thyroid cancer but is unreliable if the tgab is elevated. The tgab is only relevant if it is elevated. The TSH is used to follow your thyroid hormone levels and 0.04 is an appropriate level. Read more...