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Old 02-20-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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No Thyroid - Extremely Low Tsh Levels - What Could Be The Cause?

I am 40 yrs. old and had my first thyroid surgery at the age of 14 was hyper then - and then in 2001 had second surgery to remove the rest of thyroid because of pre-cancerous growths - same problem when I was 14. TSH levels are extremely low which accociates to a thyroid gland that is working too hard, but I do not have a thryoid gland at all. So why are my levels coming back so low. I have to get tested every three months. I would appreciate any suggestions.

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Old 02-20-2007, 05:43 PM   #2
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Re: No Thyroid - Extremely Low Tsh Levels - What Could Be The Cause?

What meds are you taking to replace the lost thyroid?

No it's not a low TSH associated with a thyroid working too hard. The low TSH would most likely arise from too much T3/T4 feedback to the pituitary. When the pituitary detects too much hormone in the blood, it stops producing TSH to try to tell the thyroid to stop producing. With no thyroid to speak to, it rules out the thyroid as the culprit of the source of excess hormone production.

Now, there are some cancer patients on this board and I hope they correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe that following surgery for cancer, the idea is to supress the TSH level with the meds to prevent recurrence.

I think you're supposed to have low TSH as part of the treatment.

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Old 02-20-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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Re: No Thyroid - Extremely Low Tsh Levels - What Could Be The Cause?

I take 25 mcg levothyroxine - have taken the same dose for about 18 months, but dr. is checking me every three months because he says that my levels should be improving - as far as I know, t3 and t4 levels are with in mormal range, but they are only tested once a year. Will be checked again in March. Keeping my fingers crossed that there may be some change.

 
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