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 might have slowed down the rate of my alcohol metabolism?

Query: Hello doctor,I need help. We have zero-tolerance for alcohol at work. I had some alcohol eight hours (3 to 4 ounces) before work started. I am a 190-pound, good, shape male 70 inches and 48 years old. Based on the 1 ounce per hour metabolism, I was sure I would be in the clear. I do not have thyroid...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj S W

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, hypothyroidism does not cause slower metabolism of alcohol. What was your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone)? Are you taking medications?  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a suitable treatment for my thyroid nodule and low TSH value.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a thyroid nodule, and my TSH values are low. I noticed a painful swelling in the throat region one week ago.Kindly suggest a suitable treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). You have hyperthyroidism. I suggest you to test your thyroid profile, CBC (complete blood count), and HbA1C (glycated hemoglobin). If you do not have the history o...  Read Full »

My T3 is 208.57, and I am nine months pregnant. Is my T3 level a cause of concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 9 months pregnant, and I have some doubts with my recent free T3, T4, and TSH levels. My Triiodothyronine total (T3) is 208.57. What is it? Is it something to worry or is it normal? My TSH is under control, and it is 2.63 now.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your pregnancy and your thyroid function test results. It appears that you have hyperthyroidism, but you are rightly treated for it since your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is normal. The slightly high T3 is not to be worried about, as ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 54 years old. She 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 usually 148/99. Since the day of her nosebleed, she is feeling a pressure in her nose and eyes. I wonder if it was a sudd...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

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 recommend you check her BP at different times of the day and get an average. If it is still hig...  Read Full »

Is weight affected by high TSH value?

Query: Hi doctor, My weight keeps on increasing despite diet and regular exercise. I got my thyroid test done, and it showed a high TSH of 4.7 with normal T3 and T4. I am getting a regular cold. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your TSH - thyroid-stimulating hormone value is almost normal. The range we usually take normal is 0.5 to 4.0 mIU/L. Some differences are due to the laboratory you choose and sample timing. The best is the early morning sampling. In such a situation, there is no need...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to get an erection without using my hands?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I think I have ED. I am not able to get erections on thoughts alone. However, I am able to get an erection if I use my hand. Also, I masturbate twice daily in an upside down position. I did not have sex recently but when I had it, I was not able to get an erect...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need a little more history to be of any help. Do you have morning erections? Do you ejaculate during urination? Did you always have this problem or only with a recent partner? For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.c...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my sister getting her menstrual periods every 15 days?

Query: Hello doctor, This question is regarding my sister. She is 33 years old. She is a mother of 6 year old twins. Two months ago, she was diagnosed with thyroiditis. From the last month, she gets her periods, once every 15 days. Kindly tell me the probable reason and the course of action to be taken.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sister has subclinical hypothyroidism. Start her on tablet Eltroxin (Thyroxine) 50 mcg, once daily, to be taken early in the morning on an empty stomach. Get the TSH levels repeated after three months. Thyroid abnormalities may be one of the reason for menstrual i...  Read Full »

Why did my doctor ask me to take thyroid medication even after having normal levels of hCG?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 4 weeks pregnant, and my hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels have doubled in 3 days, but my doctor has told me to take thyroid medication. I am currently living abroad, which creates a communication barrier so that I would like to have a second opinion. My TSH (thyroid-stim...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Firstly congratulations on your pregnancy. In the first three months of your pregnancy (First trimester), your TSH levels should be less than 2.5 (irrespective of t4 and t3 levels ). This level is required for the normal development of the ba...  Read Full »

I am trying to have a baby. What can I do to increase sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. I have been trying for a baby for the past three months. Regarding my semen count, I have a few doubts. I do like to know if it is normal. If not, then how to improve it? After abstaining for one week, the semen sample was given. The result showed grayish white, alkali...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your semen analysis shows lots of dead sperm with low sperm count. It could be due to high blood sugars or some other pathology and that needs to be investigated. Please get the following tests done. TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). 3 hours glucose tolerance test needs...  Read Full »

I am under medication for hypothyroidism and high BP. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47 year old male. I am having hypothyroidism and high BP from the last 15 years. My height is 5 feet and 6 inches and weight is 82 kg. I am taking Thyronorm 125 mcg and Telsartan H80 daily. I am attaching my recent blood reports. Please guide on what I should do.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query about your health conditions and saw the detailed reports which you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you have hypothyroidism, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. Your thyroid function test shows tha...  Read Full »

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