Tsh Level

TSH or thyroid-stimulating hormone is produced by the pituitary gland to regulate the amount of thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) it produces. An increase or decrease in the level of the hormone can indicate hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

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My thyroid level is fluctuating after delivery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had postpartum thyroiditis with my first child and it presented again with second child at 7 months postpartum. I am dealing with anxiety, higher than normal heart rate, fatigue and trouble sleeping. During previous PPT, I could not tolerate medicines and it resolved when my child was 1...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj S W

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The duration of the cycle that is normal is 23 to 35 days. So, anything in between these days is actually normal. After delivery, cycles tend to be irregular for a year or so and hence, no medicines are required during this period. Your thyroid-stimulating hormone is nor...  Read Full »

Why do I get periods only with medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old girl. I am suffering from irregular periods for the last two years. With medication period occurs, but the problem persists when the medicine is discontinued. I had my last periods two months back. Tests done for TSH and pelvic ultrasound done. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is an association of irregular cycle with cystic ovaries as seen by ultrasonography of the abdomen (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is, I suppose, a polycystic ovarian syndrome, for which you are suffering from irregular and absent menstruati...  Read Full »

Is adenoma related to thyroid cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, Before 20 years I had total thyroidectomy for follicular and papillary thyroid cancer. I also had three surgeries to remove benign lymph nodes. My levels had been pretty steady until the last one and a half year. I am post menopausal. I am now with the highest TSH value of 13.1. I did ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following total thyroidectomy, you will be kept on lifelong thyroid replacement therapy and if the therapy is inadequate TSH levels will rise. As long-term monitoring and to check the recurrence, the measurement of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroglobulin and ant...  Read Full »

What medicines can I take for my thyroid problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 year old. Recently I tested my thyroid and the report shows T3 - 1.1, T4- 8.4 and TSH - 6.7. Please advise me which medicine is currently safe for me. My health problem includes fatigue and occasional depression. Also my lips are dry. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Read Full »

How long should a 12-year-old boy with fluctuating thyroid levels take medications?

Query: Hello doctor, A 12-year-old boy, having fluctuating thyroid for the last two years. I have attached the last three reports and paper attached. I need to know whether the medication should be continued or not? If to be continued then for how long duration? Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attachments. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that your son has slightly high TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormones). You can increase the dose of his Thyroxine tablet t...  Read Full »

My TSH value is 6, but I was not suggested to take any medicine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done my TSH test recently and the result is 6.0 but my doctor did not suggest any medication. What should I do now? I am having many problems like weakness, gaining weight, dizziness, trembling, back pain, and waist pain. My skin is getting pale and dry day by day. I remain f...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query as to why your doctor does not want to prescribe any medication for your raised TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). Well, in my opinion, he is right because your TSH is a bit high but not above 10 when we need to prescribe treatment for the same....  Read Full »

I suddenly lost 25 lbs with abnormal high pulse rates. Is this due to thyroid problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been treated for anxiety disorder for the past eight years. They are now suspecting a thyroid problem. I have lost more than 25 lbs in the last eight weeks which has triggered the doctors to look closer into this. I have elevated anxiety, shaky and unsteady, high pulse rates ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw the results which you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it appears to be an absolutely normal thyroid function test results. As your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is within the normal range, your th...  Read Full »

My wife has blocked tubes. Please suggest the recommended hormonal tests prior to ICSI?

Query: Hello doctor, At the time of marriage, my age is 34 and my wife's age is 29. She is having hypothyroidism. Her thyroid level was high. So, we were regulating with medication. Then she gets some stomach pain. Doctor diagnosed her with gallbladder stone. We did laparoscopic cholecystectomy. After one...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The decision to go for IVF (in-vitro fertilization) or ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) as per your history seems to be the right decision. As I can see in history, the age of your wife is now 30 plus. Ovarian reserve becomes an important analysis in the age ab...  Read Full »

In what means high TSH values related to depression?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is going through psychiatric treatment for depression. She had a miscarriage 10 years back and childless after that. Since the last six years, she is in depression and unable to mingle with society. Doctor asked for routine blood tests and her TSH level are above normal. She...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and the detailed reports about your sister (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Well, the TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is not that high as to require a treatment currently. Usually, it so happens when the patient is already und...  Read Full »

Why am I having neck and back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Gender male, age - 51, height- 167, weight- 74.8, latest BP - 140/90, presently no medication, slight neck and back pain, attached latest report.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw the attached file (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your cholesterol level, uric acid level are increased. Along with this your TSH level is also decreased which is indicative of hyperthyroidism. I am advising you medici...  Read Full »

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