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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 TSH levels raised significantly after my doctor put me on Levothyroxine 75 mcg. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My doctor recently put me on 75 mcg of Levothyroxine. My TSH with reflex then jumped up from 9 to 43 m[IU]/L. Normal range is 0.36 - 3.74 m[IU]/L. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Sir, your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) value is very much high from the upper limit of the normal range. You have mentioned you are currently taking 100 mcg of Levothyroxine. You should continue this dose to b...  Read Full »

I have low TSH levels. Will taking Propylthiouracil help?

Query: Hello doctor,Seven years back, I had done my thyroid profile. My TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels were low at 0.005 mU/L, free T3 (tri-iodothyronine) 4.45 pg/mL, and free T4 (thyroxine) 1.83 ng/dL. I have no symptoms of any hyperthyroidism, and I feel fine. I did my thyroid scan with a 99m T...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. You have sub-clinical hyperthyroidism since neither your T3 nor T4 levels are increased. You said you do not having any hyperthyroidism symptoms, like a rapid heartbeat, weight loss, irregular periods, etc. ...  Read Full »

My TSH value is high whereas my T3 and T4 values are normal. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male with 5ft 4" in height and 152 lbs weight. My TSH (9.83) value is high, but T3 total (104.6) and T4 total (8.5) are normal. No medications are other than Uprise-D3 60 K capsule, which I take weekly. I have no particular symptoms but no weight loss in spite of ver...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached. In my opinion, you should get done repeat test after a month.No need to start thyroid medicines. Do regular aerobic exercise like running, cycling, swimming, or walking. I hope I have s...  Read Full »

I have elevated TSH levels. Can I adjust my medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on thyroid medication for around 15 years. Since two months ago I have been taking 67.5 micrograms of Thyronorm. In a recent thyroid test, my TSH level registered at 13.2, while my T3 and T4 levels were within the normal range. In the previous test from October, my T3 and T...  Read Full »

Dr. Harshita Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You mention that you have been on Thyronorm 67.5 micrograms for the last 15 years and that your TSH levels have consistently been above the normal range in the two blood tests conducted within the past six months. If you have not alte...  Read Full »

My thyroid, HbA1c, and cholesterol levels are elevated. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, The levels of my thyroid test are 11.524, HbA1c levels are 9.5, and cholesterol levels are 294. Kindly suggest if I require treatment. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Harshita Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The blood test results are far from normal. The TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and HbA1c levels are elevated, as are the cholesterol levels. Kindly answer the below-questions to guide you better. Is it possible to get a complete thyro...  Read Full »

I had hair shedding and got a low TSH level. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had hair shedding and did a rapid TSH test last week and got a low TSH value. I did a scan the next day, and everything looked good. Then, I repeated tests in the laboratory and got these results. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Harshita Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Hair fall is one of the most worrying things that can happen to a woman. I understand how concerned you must be. However, thyroid hormone imbalance is only one of the many reasons for increased hair fall. Coming to your primary concern of th...  Read Full »

Please suggest tests to diagnose male sex problems.

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding the health of my husband. I am suffering from a very bad sex life due to the very low sex interest of my husband. To tell about the past, we had a long courtship period of one to two years in which I was able to understand from his conversations that he has very little i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. Having a low sex drive is normal for some men. I do not think the behavior exhibited by your husband falls in the normal range. He may have some fears related to sexuality, which makes it difficult for him to perform sex w...  Read Full »

What might be the cause of my delayed periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female who has missed periods since last month. What may be the cause, as I have not been sexually active for the past two months, and what should I do next?  Read Full »

Dr. Faiza Memon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When it comes to delayed periods, the cause is not necessarily pregnancy. I would like to learn more about your periods, including their regularity, flow, and discomfort. I would also like to know about weight fluctuations, mood swings, and stress. All of these factors...  Read Full »

I have thyroid problem. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a hypothyroidism issue, and my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is 522. I believe it is crucial to consult with an endocrinologist for proper guidance and treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi,Welcome to do understand your concern.I have just read your query, and it seems that you may have hypothyroidism, given your elevated TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels. Before commencing treatment, it is advisable to conduct an early morning serum cortisol test at 9 am. Once ...  Read Full »

I have low blood pressure and feel less active. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have 100/60 blood pressure, and I feel less active. My TSH level is 0.022, and I am feeling alone and depressed, but I am getting sleep. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Morampudi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A blood pressure of 100/60 is normal for a woman in your age group. However, if you are feeling lightheaded upon standing, then you need evaluation to see if your blood pressure drops when you stand up. Your blood counts and urinalysis are normal. Your thyroid hormon...  Read Full »

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