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Feeling hungry very soon. Thyroid test showed higher TSH levels. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Aug-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:Are you there, please go ahead with the query
User:Whole last week, I was feeling hungry very frequently. Dr XXXXXXX suggested me to get few tests done. Blood Glucose & Thyroid. The TSH seems to be above the range
User:TOTAL TRIIODOTHYRONINE (T3) C.L.I.A 101 ng/dl 60 - 200 TOTAL THYROXINE (T4) C.L.I.A 7 μg/dl 4.5 - 12.0 THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH) C.L.I.A 7.29 μIU/ml 0.30 - 5.5
User:Dr XXXXXXX confirmed that it is hypothyroid and to XXXXXXX the spesialist. My query now is: I am 28 years old and we are planing for pregnancy
User:Will this Hypo thyroid be any problem?
Doctor:Ok I am reading it
Doctor:What is your age, gender?
User:28 years, female
Doctor:Ok though the TSH is slightly on a higher side
Doctor:the T3 and T4 are on the normal range
Doctor:I do not say it to be purely hypothyroid range
Doctor:I would suggest to get the following after a month, Serum TSH, Free T3 and Free T4.
User:ok, I understand I have to do the free T3 and Free T4 tests
Doctor:For now I suggest you to go ahead with you plan for pregnancy
User:Hopefully not but incase it is hypothyroid, will it have any effect on pregnancy?
Doctor:In Hypothyroid the thyroxine is a hormone that is release from the thyroid gland
Doctor:is not release in right quanity to suit to your body
Doctor:so whatever the shortage it should be given with oral tablets
Doctor:That is to be taken early morning empty stomach
Doctor:Then there is no affect on the pregnancy or growin baby
User:how long i would need to use those tablets
Doctor:Generally it is a prolonged course or lifetime course
User:oh ok
Doctor:However after starting the tablets you need to get 3 months TSH
Doctor:and check if it is within normal range
Doctor:as long as TSH is within normal limits
Doctor:You can plan for pregnancy
Doctor:Once the TSH is within normal range
Doctor:You can repeat the test for now
User:ok. Thanks Doctor
Doctor:Are yuo clear now?
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:Yes, got it. No questions for now
Doctor:Ok all the best
User:Thank You!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thanks bye :)
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