Tag Archives: Endocrinologist

FAQ: Do my TSH levels affect fertility?

Question: I had my first child (a boy) about 5 year ago.  I became pregnant very easily (fertility was definitely NOT a problem) and the pregnancy was quite normal and everything went according to plan. Four years later, my husband and I started trying to conceive again.  After trying for about a year, I finally went … Continue reading

FAQ: What causes higher TSH levels during pregnancy?

Question: I am about 3 months pregnant and TSH levels have skyrocketed.  I have read on your website that TSH levels shouldn’t get above 5.0 mIU/L.  Mine are over 45 mIU/L!  That seems scary to me.  Should I be concerned about my baby or my own health at this point? Answer: As long as you … Continue reading

FAQ: Can I have an underactive thyroid with normal TSH levels?

Question: I have been going back and forth with my family physician for about 6 months now.  My TSH levels are in the normal range, but they are on the higher side of the chart (at about 3.9 mIU/L or so).  I have also experienced a lot of weight gain without any change in my … Continue reading

FAQ: What are “normal” TSH levels?

Question: I just got back my TSH results from some blood work that I had done with my family doctor.  He said that my TSH levels look “normal”, but I don’t really know how to interpret this stuff.  He is not a specialist, so I don’t know if I should trust him or not.  What … Continue reading

FAQ: How often should I check my TSH Levels?

Question: My blood test was about a month ago and I finally got my TSH results.  They were a bit high.  My doctor wants to put me on medication and started me out with a pretty high dosage.  He wants me to come back in two months to have my TSH levels re-checked so that … Continue reading

FAQ: What dosage of Thyroxine should I take if my TSH Levels are low?

Question: I recently had my blood work done and received my results.  My TSH levels came back pretty low at 0.13 mU/l.  My doctor has me on some medication called Thyroxine which is supposed to replace the hormones that I am deficient in.  Personally, based on some of the research I have done on various … Continue reading