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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According to the new normal level of TSH, is my TSH level abnormal?

Query: Hi doctor, My TSH level is 3.85 uIU/ml, whereas my T4 (Free) is 1.01 ng/dl. I have been notified by a cardiologist that my TSH level is abnormal, and the new ideal range was changed to 0.3-3.0 since 12 years, where it looks like all my problems are due to this issue. I have checked the internet and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for reporting the thyroid function test reports. I am very happy that you are taking good care of your health with up-to-date knowledge and appropriate concern. I agree with the cardiologist that the normal level of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is below 3....  Read Full »

How to cure my back pain which has been there for more than seven years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I have been dealing with back pain for over seven years now. I have never been in any type of injury and had MRIs done of my brain, cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine five years ago. They stated I had three bulging discs and an annular tear. My thoracic sp...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have not mentioned what you want to know and what your current problem is. You have degenerative disc disease involving both cervical and dorsal spines; however, there is no significant canal stenosis. I am sure you are not also symptomat...  Read Full »

What can the cause of my generalized body pain, fever, and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 64, has ischemic cardiomyopathy. Her angina and breathlessness are reduced, and they only occur when she exerts herself. But, she is feeling nauseous and dizzy even though she takes food every two hours. Her random blood sugar test is done, and the values are between...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, your mother seems to have issues with her blood sugar and thyroid together along with the heart problems. This makes a vicious circle leading to symptoms getting interrelated thereby creating a worse scenario. She is having high TSH (thyroid-stimulating horm...  Read Full »

I have been taking Levothyroxine tablets for Hashimoto's disease. What else should I be taking to fix my thyroid?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, but it was suggested with my ANA tests over the last two years that I also have lupus. My symptoms are out of control and I have developed a mast cell disorder over the last two years. Currently, I am taking Levoxyl, Zolpidem, and Xanax m...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. You did not mention the dosage for Levoxyl (Levothyroxine). Levoxyl (Levothyroxine) is the thyroid hormone that you are taking for your slow thyroid function, which is the result of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) (attachment removed to pro...  Read Full »

TSH of 5960 and free T4 of 1.14 in an 8-year-old. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8-year-old daughter had labs done twice now and I have one doctor saying its concerning and another saying they are fine. I need another opinion. Labs done two months ago TSH was 5210 and free T4 was 1.43 and labs done this month are TSH is 5960 and free T4 is 1.14. I have attached ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that your daughter has a slightly high TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). As of now, there is no need to take any treatment. However, her tests have to b...  Read Full »

Can low iodine and selenium in urine cause thyroid problems?

Query: Hello doctor,My son developed anxiety symptoms about four years ago. They came completely out of the blue. He was with someone who now has heart palpitations, sweaty palms and feet, and lightheadedness sitting in the living room. We ran a battery of tests when it first happened including TSH, EKG, l...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the details and the labs attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems very unlikely that the symptoms are coming from a thyroid issue. Urine iodine is really not helpful clinically in this case. Given the family history, I would ask ...  Read Full »

My TSH levels are 1 mIU/L, T4 16 pmol, and TPO 45 IU/ml. Do these test results indicate a developing thyroid issue and contribute to infertility?

Query: Hello doctor, My tests results for thyroid stimulating hormone levels are as follows - seven years back TSH levels were - 0.9 mIU/L. T4 levels were13.3 pmol. And then two years back TSH levels were 0.7 mIU/L. Last year TSH levels were 0.7 mIU/L and T4 10.8 pmol. This year TSH levels are 1 mIU/L....  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and your reports. I appreciate your concern about getting pregnant and the issues that you are facing, unfortunately. Your thyroid test results are normal and are not the cause of your symptoms. Stopping smoking leads to weight gain. Weight gai...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use the tablet Methimazole for my TSH value of 0.09 mU/L?

Query: Hello doctor, I visited an endocrinologist about a year ago, as my TSH level was below normal. Also, I tested positive for TPO and TSI antibodies. Currently, my TSH is 0.09 mU/L, T4 is 4 nmol/L, and my TPO antibodies are 900 IU/mL. My heart rate is elevated, and I feel jittery. My endocrinologist i...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the question. I understand your concern. Yes, it is safe. There is no need to worry about the side effects. You have to take it. I hope this helps. I will be happy to help you further. I wish you good health. Thank you.  Read Full »

My mother had a nosebleed two days ago. What can be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,My 54-year-old mom had a nosebleed two days ago that lasted five to seven minutes. Her BP usually never crosses 106/66, but after the nosebleed, her BP is 148/99. Since the day of her nosebleed, she has been feeling pressure in her nose and eyes. I wonder if it was sudden high blood pre...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A nosebleed can be due to many causes, and the most common is a local injury. But, in your case, it seems like the high blood pressure (BP) itself is causing the nosebleed. I suggest you check her BP at different times of the day and get an average. If it is still hig...  Read Full »

Levothyroxine and Armour Thyroid are causing side effects. What can be done now?

Query: Hello doctor, Levothyroxine and Armour Thyroid both cause awful side effects for me. What can be done now? I cannot tolerate either of them.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Abdul Kader

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are taking treatment for hypothyroidism, it is to see that you get the right dose. But whether you are being over replaced or under replaced should be determined by periodic thyroid function test, if a single hormone, then TSH which shows amplified suppression an...  Read Full »

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