Re: if a nodule produces thyroid hormone why.....
Originally Posted by moonlightandjj
I have a question to ask. Logic to me would suggest:
If a nodule can produce too much thyroid hormone and then you add the thyroid hormone from the thyroid surely TSH test would be high and not low?
Or doesnt it work like that?
Anyone have any ideas?
The TSH is not a thyroid hormone, its a hormone which is produced by the pituitary gland to tell the thyroid to produce either more or less thyroid hormone. If you have too much thyroid hormone in your system the TSH will be low, telling the thyroid to 'slow down'. If you have too little thyroid hormone the TSH will be high telling the thyroid to 'speed up'.
Hope this helps
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Last edited by tygwyn; 11-23-2008 at 12:29 PM.