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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Do my blood reports show the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having a headache which got severe nowadays. And so I just checked my blood and saw my platelets are increasing in a series of tests. In the last test, platelets, WBC, and RBC are slightly increased. The body has itching problems, usually at night. Eyes are blurry nowadays. I am very ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you are worried about the symptoms. Your platelet levels are not soo high to worry about. It is only slightly elevated. It does not cause any significant harm. So you need not worry about that. Most of your symptoms relate to hypothyroidism, and your TSH level is...  Read Full »

Can Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor,I have primary hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I take thyroxine tablets, and so TSH is within range now. I am 4 weeks pregnant. Upon consulting with Gynecologist, the doctor told me to take Wysolone 2.5 mg tablets. Is it safe to consume it since I already had a miscarriage last...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, congratulations on getting a chance again to enjoy the pregnancy period. So, you need to understand that during pregnancy, TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) should be around 2.5 mlU/L. If it is not, we need to increase the dose. So, please mention the e...  Read Full »

Even after treatment, why is my fungal infection not getting resolved?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fungal infection in my groin area and even after taking the medication the problem was persistent. The doctor has advised checking diabetes and thyroid. I would like to have a master health checkup including the tests the doctor has suggested. What all should I consider? I am 2...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Master health checkup is better to perform but not absolutely necessary at your age. Fungal infections in the groin area not responding to treatment require an immunosuppressive state to be ruled out. Firstly, if you are on any immunosuppressive drugs, then stop them. The...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of high TSH at 31 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 31.3 weeks pregnant. My wife, as well as my baby, is good. Every month on 5th we regularly do routine blood tests like FT4, TSH, CBC, fasting sugar and PP. She is a thyroid patient and in the dose of Eltroxin (125+25) every day. This time her TSH came as 3.667 though the no...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wife is in the third trimester of her pregnancy. In the third trimester, the recommended level of TSH should be under 3. If the recommendation has to be followed, then this is beyond the normal range. You should consult your gynecologist and endocrinologist who can e...  Read Full »

Why do I feel fatigued even after a year of treatment for hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's?

Query: Hi doctor,I have hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. My doctor tested my TSH levels and treats me with Levothyroxine. I have extreme fatigue after taking this treatment for a year though my TSH is in a normal range. My doctor told me that freeT4 and reverse T3 are not important parameters to...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Some people taking treatment for hypothyroidism still experience symptoms even if the blood tests show normal thyroid hormone levels. The reason behind this is complex but the bottom line is that a normal TSH (thyroid stimualting hormone) level does not mean that al...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to lose weight despite of all the efforts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old female. I am overweight and having issues losing weight. I was 170 lbs at the starting of the year. I started to go to the gym 3 to 5 days a week. I decreased my drinking, and I only drink very low sugar beverages and made my eating healthier during the week. I am o...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, you should start with low dose Levothyroxine replacement and gradually escalate the dose to keep TSH around 3. Secondly, remove bad carbs from your diet and fix your gut if you have any digestion issues. Continue with your physical exercises and try to...  Read Full »

Can thyroid disorder be treated without medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a TSH level of 9.32 mU/L and FT4 of 1.09 ng/dL. I was not suggested to do T3. The doctor advised me to take Thyronorm. I want to know whether I have a thyroid. Kindly suggest the best possible method to eradicate it without taking medicines. Does thyroid affect the skin? I have a l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It suggests that you have hypothyroidism as only TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is in increased range and you have a normal T4 (thyroxine) level. Hypothyroidism affects the skin. It causes dry skin and you can have acne due to it. The o...  Read Full »

I have weight gain with reduced menstrual flow. Do I need thyroid medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. I am having a recent weight gain and menstruation flow is very less than normal. I also have hair fall, tiredness and I feel there is something blocking my throat. Sometimes, I feel cold than other family members. So, I checked my thyroid levels. T3 was 0.8...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms do fit into thyroid problem, but as long as the reports are normal you are not a candidate for medication. There is no need to consult an endocrinologist, but yes, some lifestyle changes have to be done. Do daily exercises like brisk walking, jogging or cy...  Read Full »

Why do I have fluctuations in my TSH and FT4 levels after taking Synthroid and Cytomel?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a travel nurse and I move constantly. I had ten different prescription strengths as my doses are changed often. After that, I got wrong dosage of medicines. It was an error done before few months. My prescribed dose is Synthroid 125 mcg and Cytomel 25. As my doctor was adorable, she...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should omit to take both the medicines for a day or two days. Start taking Cytomel (Liothyronine) 25 mcg and Synthroid (Levothyroxine) 137 mcg. If you have any symptoms, then decrease the dose of Cytomel. You can take Biotin 10 mg once a day, Zinc 22 mg once a day f...  Read Full »

Why do I have elevated prolactin, TSH and low testosterone?

Query: Hi doctor, I did a blood test, and four of my markers were not normal. Prolactin is high 401mul, TSH is 6.07mul, and my testosterone is 6.72, and SHBG is 13.2. How can I improve these?  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You did not mention anything about the reason why you did these blood tests. Do you have any symptoms? Are you taking any medications right now? Any previous medical history? If you have no symptoms and all your answers are negative, you need to repeat your blood tests ...  Read Full »

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