TSH level 4.4. Regular periods, trying to conceive. Guide - Online Doctor Chats
This is Dr XXXXXXX
How are you?
Good evening doctor
I am fine
How can I help you?
Now from past 3 months my periods got regular and on time varying from 28-30 days
So I got the TSH rechecked yesterday and the level is 4.4
What is a normal range for TSH?
Its definitely on the higher side
and it needs to be treated
So you mean I need to consult a doctor for getting treated for TSH?
Its a sign of hypothyroidism
Have you gained any weight?
Is there a specific day in the cycle when I need to get the TSH tests done? Since yesterday was 24day of my cycle and I do not remember on which day I got tested when it showed 3.7
No doctor .. Actually I went through daily 1 hour walk in these 3 months and was able to loose around 6 kgs
But you should get it done fasting
I did fasting in both of my tests
Do you feel sleepy or lethargic?
I sometimes have constipation but not always
How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you have in a day?
1 serving of fruit but not daily .. might be 4 days in a week.. and 3 servings of vegetables
by 1 serving of fruit , you mean 1 fruit?
yes .. an XXXXXXX or any other fruit
sometimes a fruit bowl
thats enough then
and how much water do you consume daily?
actually lots.. more than 3 lts by evening and 3-4 glasses after 8pm
so we can safely presume that constipation could be due to hypothyroidism
but the point is XXXXXXX
that this needs to be treated
does TSH level increase as it nears MC?
as untreated hypothyroidism is a risk factor for heart disease
There is no such correlation
Actually we got this tested as me and my husband were planning for baby from July
it should not be a problem XXXXXXX
If you have hypothyroidism
there is a risk of your baby having some abnormalities
so we;d definitely like to treat it
folic acid is good to continue
so what do you advice. Whom should I contact. Gynacologist or endocrinologist
do you want me to tell my customer care team to fix an appointment for you?
yes doctor but I need a list of best endocrinologist so that it would be convinient for me to commute
will do that
Is there anything else I can help you with?
no doctor thanks. Will I be getting the information on my office id or can it be sent through sms to my phone
They'll call you and ask your convenient time
As I was leaving for the day and wont be able to access my office id
They'll fix an appointment and sms/email the details to you
ok fine doctor
Thanks for consulting me
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