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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What do high TSH with normal T3 and T4 values indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a thyroid issue. My TSH value is 7.24 (range 0.35-5.5) tested last week. Even the same test conducted before seven months shows the value of 7.06. The remaining TT3 and TT4 are in the normal range. Kindly advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your blood tests (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are overweight. Your HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) is in the pre-diabetic range, but your fasting and postprandial sugar levels are normal. Your HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is quite low...  Read Full »

Based on my thyroid level, do I need medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old male. My weight is 92 kg and height is 5'9". I got tested for cholesterol and thyroid today. I am attaching my report for your reference. I want to know whether I am suffering from hypothyroidism or any other thyroid disorder. Do I need to start any medication for thyro...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is slightly high. It means that you are having a thyroid problem (hypothyroidism). But, the value is not very high enough to start any medications for that. Just repeat your thyroid test after three months and revert back with the re...  Read Full »

Can I get my routine blood test report interpreted online?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a healthy male. My age is 44. My weight is 71 kg and height is 165 cm. I do not take any medications except organic multivitamins and Omega everyday with vitamin D3. I am not suffering from any medical symptoms or conditions. I stay active and control my food intake to be as healthy a...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are glad to help you. Please attach your reports. Revert back with the reports to an endocrinologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/endocrinologist  Read Full »

What is causing all my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I have the following problems in my daily life. Social phobia, inferiority complex, lack of concentration and fear of everything. I am not interested to do anything. I am leading a sedentary lifestyle. I also masturbate a lot. I am thinking consistently about my future and living without ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, inferiority complex, social phobia, poor concentration and fear of everything can be a manifestation of depression or anxiety disorders. Having said this, we need to understand that the same symptoms can be present in abnormal thyroid function. The presence...  Read Full »

Should I follow-up, based on my daughter's thyroid levels?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 17 years now. We took her to ER for joint pain. Her joint pain started in the lower back three days ago and within a day, it was in all of her joints. But, there is no rash and fever. Two doctors saw her in the ER said that she needs further testing apart from laboratory te...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj S W

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The viral infection she might have caught from her school and there is no need to worry. Usually, that is self-limiting. We adapt the policy of wait and watch unless there are no complications and I think there are none. With respect to thyroid, I suggest you do not panic...  Read Full »

Can thyroid disorder be treated without medicines?

Query: Hi my tsh level is 9.32 and ft4 is 1.09. I was not asked to go for t3 test. And the dr has prescribed me to consume thyronorm 50. So i wanted to know do i have thyroid and if yes what kind. Also what is the best possible method to eradicate it without medicines. Are all thyroids weight boosters and...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Thank you for writing us and i am concern about your health. So as you mentioned it suggests that you have hypothyroidism. Because only tsh is increased other then that is normal your T4 is normal and you would have done T3 also. For better diagnosis. And yes hypothyroidism ...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my mother's weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is feeling weak. She has pain in her left hip joint, thigh and leg. She also feels cold. We took hemoglobin and thyroid profile test. The result is as follows. Hemoglobin 7.4 (reference interval : 12 - 15), total T3 91.4 (reference interval : 70 - 204), total T4 5.8 (refere...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She has an underactive thyroid. Does she have any history of this problem? This is an endocrine issue and she needs treatment. You have not provided her weight for dosage recommendations. Her hemoglobin is quite low and this is not an endocrine issue. Is she consulting w...  Read Full »

Which tests should I undergo to determine hormonal imbalance?

Query: Hi doctor, My problem is that I am having man boobs and love handles. They just will not go away. I workout and reduced a lot of fat, but the fat in this area is stubborn. I want to know whether there is any hormonal imbalance in my body like high content of estrogen. What tests should I undergo to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called gynecomastia which is quite common and needs treatment due to cosmetic reasons. First of all, this may be natural following obesity or due to hormonal imbalance inside you. You need a checkup whether there is any hormonal imbalance. A testicular examination...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my spotting?

Query: Hi doctor, My LMP was on the 29th of the last month. On 2nd and 3rd this month, I had a mild spotting and on 4th, I got my periods as usual. What can be the reason for the spotting and delay as I have not got this kind of spotting before?  Read Full »


Dr. Sahana Rao

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you provide more information regarding the problem? Is it the first time your cycle got delayed? Were your periods regular all these years? Is the bleeding associated with pain? If it is the first time, do not worry. It might be a hormonal adjustment...  Read Full »

Why did my sister get periods after six months?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 12.6 years old. She got her first period about six months ago. Just about four weeks ago, she got her second period. I know when you go through your first menstrual cycle it can be on and off, so that did not really bother me. But then, her second period just keeps coming ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right. Periods can go haywire during puberty. One of the reasons for this heavy cycle is because it has come after six months and the uterus is getting rid of six months of the endometrium. It would be wise to visit a gynecologist to find out the causes of prol...  Read Full »

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