... TSH is a pituitary hormone that directs the thyroid to adjust its output of thyroid hormone. It doesn't tell the whole story about thyroid function (even though that's what med students are taught). TSH has no connection to thyroid cancer.
If you have "masses" on your gland - otherwise known as "nodules" - you probably need to have a thyroid ultrasound done. It's more... (1 replies)
... Your levels are very high. ... (3 replies)
... ally be much lower, and therefore, inaccurate. Sustained TSH above 2 and free T4 below lab median is worth treating when symptoms are present, even though those levels are technically within "normal" reference range. ... (1 replies)
... A little background, over the last several years I was bothered by a "lump in my throat" feeling, was told by the ENT I saw that I had gerd. TSH levels always normal, I have gained 20 lbs over the last 3 years, hair loss, anxiety, lack of ambition, insomnia...the list goes on. ... (2 replies)
... e is high, my face is flushed, and I have an extreme appetite. After staying in the hospital for days, they couldn't find anything and sent me home. They say my TPO is now 157!! It was 35 in December! However, all of my other thyroid levels are still completely normal. ... (3 replies)
... Your doctor ran the most inaccurate set of tests possible. If she isn't aware of the best tests, it shows how little she knows about "normal" thyroid function.
Your TSH - the only marginally revealing result listed - is twice as high as the average healthy person's. It alone says your thyroid function is likely not normal for you.
You need to insist on measurement of... (2 replies)
... Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone can give me a clue about some test results my husband got back from his doc. Generally, he's been feeling tired, weak. For quite some time. His TPO levels came back at 23,753 - that's right, 23 thousand, not hundred! His TSH level was elevated also at 7.77 (5.0 being high range of normal).
Anybody know what causes a level this... (1 replies)
... Also what is your doctor proposing to help lower your TPO levels? ... (4 replies)
... From what I've heard levo doesn't work for everyone because it's only T4. Some people do better on medications that combine T3 and T4, like Armour. Are you hormone levels in the normal range (Free T3 and Free T4)?
Regarding the antibodies, I don't know if there's anything you can do to lower them. I've heard that some people see some improvement a few weeks/months after... (1 replies)
... I knew my thyroid was hypoactive, but my T3 and T4 levels were normal so they told me it was in my head. ... (0 replies)
... elevated levels such as his indicate Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that causes hypothyroidism. ... (1 replies)
... According to your labs your TPO levels are within normal range so your doctor will probably say you do not have Hashi's. ... (5 replies)
... Yes, selenium can help, it seems people with thyroid disorders are deficient in it anyway. I cut my tpo's in half after 3 months of taking 200 every day. Then after that I cut down to 100. It's worth a try! (4 replies)
... My doctor says my levels need to go down to get pregnant so my baby doesn't have a high risk of thyroid problems... ... (4 replies)
... It is my understanding that there is a rather large variation in TPO antibody concentration for each individual and even more so between people. ... (4 replies)
... I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how quickly T3, T4 and TPO levels can change? ... (0 replies)
... I was recently diagnosed with Hashi's due to high antibodies. I have had symtoms of swelling feet, legs and hands as well as mimicking allergies, tired to recently blurred vision and brain fog. I have been tested over the last 3 years for everything autoimmune disorder known from Lupus, Lymes and RA. My GYN did the TPO test due to night sweats (which ended up from an... (0 replies)
... COME ON! WHat school did these MDs attend! Sorry that you have an MDum. You have Hashimoto's thyroiditis so does your daughter. High levels of antibodies mean that there is on going and continuing attack occuring on the TPO thyroid enxymes and tissue. ... (8 replies)
... I am just curious what kind of doctor you are seeing. My MD wants me to see a Rheumatologist becuase my TPO level is 1084. She thinks that this high level could be an autoimmune disease. I am hypothyroid and feel like my levels are under control.... ... (8 replies)
... imoto's Thyroiditis. It is passed genetically, though not every member of the family would necessarily get the disease. Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease. The TPO antibodies attack your thyroid and in time destroy it. Not a pretty picture. But you are not alone. ... (6 replies)