Subclinical hyperthyroidism is characterized by undetectable low levels of serum TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) with normal serum T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (tetraiodothyronine) levels. This happens due to excess intake of thyroid hormones in hypothyroid patients and thyroid cancer patients. It can also occur in Grave's disease, thyroid nodule, multinodular goiter, etc. Signs and symptoms include bone loss, fracture, nervousness, intolerance to heat, atrial fibrillation, tachycardia, etc. All subclinical hyperthyroidism cases do not require treatment.
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Answer: Hi, It is really sad to know about your daughter. 1. As a matter of fact your daughter seems to have acute thyroiditis. Though the thyroid profile has not shown full blown thyrotoxic state, she has subclinical hyperthyroidism with TSH being suppressed. Since how long has she been like this? Thyroidi... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a female, who weighs 71 kg and I am 6.3 feet tall. My TSH was 0.35, and six months later it is 0.73. T3 is 4.9 and T4 is 14.4, which is steady and normal. As I understand it, with low TSH and normal T3 and T4, I am subclinical hyperthyroid, right? My symptoms are anxiety, sweating, w... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are right about that, you have subclinical hyperthyroidism. Your symptoms of anxiety, weight loss, and sweating are because of it. You have not mentioned whether you have any thyroid gland swelling. If so, then it is important to have an ultrasound of the thy... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the query. It appears that you have had subclinical hyperthyroidism. This condition needs regular follow up tests and consult an endocrinologist even if you are not undergoing treatment for hyperthyroidism. If you plan for pregnancy, then it is neces... Read Full »