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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I am 22 weeks pregnant with a TSH level of 6.98 mIU/mL. Should I take a Thyroxine tablet?.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 weeks pregnant. Recently, I got my TSH level checked, and the result was 6.98 mIU/mL. The normal range shows from 0.4 to 7 mIU/mL. Is there any need to take a Thyroxine tablet? Kindly let me know.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, you have a normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). However, it would be best to have your T3, and T4 checked to be on the safe side. If you are not having any thyroid disorder pr...  Read Full »

I am 25 weeks pregnant and my peroxidase antibody levels are high. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 weeks pregnant, and my peroxidase antibody levels in my blood are more than 600 IU/ml. However my other thyroid function values are within range, say thyroid stimulating hormone is 1.50 mIU/ml and free T4 level is 11 ng/dl. I am currently not on any medications. Though my materni...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. From what you have mentioned, I have read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you are pregnant and have high thyroid peroxidase antibodies. There is nothing to worry about since your TSH, T3,...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the result of thyroid profile test related to pregnancy.

Query: Hello doctor, I just wanted to know the result of my thyroid profile test because it is saying something about pregnancy, and I am scared of that. Currently, I am taking Thyronorm 75 mg and Inderal 20 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is high, and therefore you must increase the dose of Thyronorm to 100 mcg once daily. Repeat your thyroid function test after three months, and then we wi...  Read Full »

My hair loss is back after a trip to a tropical country. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months after I had my second child, I suffered hair loss. It all grew back six to seven months postpartum. Then, I went on a trip about two and a half months ago to a tropical climate and when I got back I am getting the same type of hair loss again. I believe the name for it is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have hair fall. Now, there could be many reasons. Postpartum: one-year post delivery of a child and a possible lactation might cause nutritional deficiencies in a woman...  Read Full »

Why does bleed severely during menses?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is suffering from a menstrual cycle problem. She is bleeding too much, and her period continues for 7 days. Due to this, low BP, headache, and the lower back problem has started. For the last two years, she has been feeling weak and less energetic. Kindly suggest good medicine...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the details given in your query, it seems that your wife is suffering from abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). There are several reasons for AUB. For diagnosis, you better do one ultrasonography of the abdomen and serum for a thyroid function test. Meanwhile, I sug...  Read Full »

Should I meet my gynecologist for missed period?

Query: Hi doctor, My LMP was on the 7th of last month. I have done my urine test, and it came negative. Also, I have tested beta hCG, and it is less than one. But I have missed my period without any symptoms. Why? Do I need to visit a gynecologist regarding this missed period?  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is less than one, you are not pregnant. So, we can safely suggest medication to induce your periods. I suggest tablet Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) 10 mg three times a day. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with h...  Read Full »

I am overweight and have elevated TSH levels despite taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had thyroid issues for six years. My TSH level is 8.6 mlU/L, and my weight is 102 Kg. What medication should I take to control the thyroid levels and lose weight? I am currently taking Thyronorm 150 mcg.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concern. From what you have mentioned, it appears that you have hypothyroidism. I suggest that instead of increasing your dose of Thyronorm, which is giving you palpitations, it is better to continue at your current dose. Try to take...  Read Full »

My thyroid imaging studies are normal, and I have been taking thyroid medications; still, my antibody levels are elevated. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Lately, my TSH levels went below 100 mIU/L, and after taking a combination of Ayurveda and allopathy medicines, the levels came down to 3.43 mIU/L and then to 1.67 mIU/L. I have stopped taking Thyroxine this week, and my TSH levels shot up to 12 mIU/L. And the T3 and T4 levels are with...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. According to the history shared by you, it appears that you have hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disorder, so naturally, there are going to be some antibodies present. So, there is nothing to wor...  Read Full »

Should I start medication for a TSH level of 8.07 mU/L?

Query: Hi doctor,Recently, I got my full body check-up done. The TSH levels came out to be 8.07 mU/L. For the first time, I got abnormal TSH levels and I have never taken any medicine to regulate TSH levels. I only have a weight gain issue.Is it necessary to start medicine for this?I have also been taking ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement; you have recently got thyroid function tests done and your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels were found to be 8.07 mU/L, which is above the normal range. However; when only TSH (thyr...  Read Full »

My triglyceride and TSH levels are high. What should be the dosage of Thyronorm?

Query: Hello doctor, My TSH level is 15 mU/L. What dose should I take of Thyronorm? My triglyceride level is also very high, at 520 mU/L. Currently suffering from allergic rhinitis, itching, hidradenitis suppurativa, and weight gain. I was diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa the last six years ago.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The value provided looks like hypothyroidism. In addition, triglycerides are increased, and fasting sugar levels are impaired. Do you have a problem with menstruation? Any hair growth on the face? Stretching of skin over tummy? Any swe...  Read Full »

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