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What Causes Low TSH Levels?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: I have a very low TSH and my MD is checking this again. If it's low again, what questions should I be asking? Any further testing needed?
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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Low TSH may indicate hyperthyriodism

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

Your md should check the peripheral hormones Ft3 and Ft4 also, low TSH may be sign of hyperthyroidism. Also an ultrasound of the thyoid and so called TRAK antibodies in the blood should be tested for.

You may need medication to slow your thryoid down (thyreostatics), depending on the origin.

Please discuss this with your local md. Upload your reports for me to view.

Best regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff (1 hour later)
Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Glad i could help

Detailed Answer:
Best wishes,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff

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What Causes Low TSH Levels?

Brief Answer: Low TSH may indicate hyperthyriodism Detailed Answer: Dear patient, Your md should check the peripheral hormones Ft3 and Ft4 also, low TSH may be sign of hyperthyroidism. Also an ultrasound of the thyoid and so called TRAK antibodies in the blood should be tested for. You may need medication to slow your thryoid down (thyreostatics), depending on the origin. Please discuss this with your local md. Upload your reports for me to view. Best regards