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rsults of my blood test indicate low LH and high TSH (3rd generation)?

I think i have a problem with my thyroid. does this make any sense to anyone--my LH is low 1.3 and my TSH (3rd generation) is high 5.32

FSH and prolactin are in normal levels--also my thyroid peroxidase antibodies are in range.

does anyone have any ideas??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    FSH, LH and prolactin are hormones secreted by the pituitary gland, just like TSH. The fact that TSH is high and that the other ones are not low tells us your pituitary gland is NOT the problem -- in other words, you don't have hypopituitarism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypopituitarism

    High TSH can mean one of two things:

    1. You have an underactive thyroid gland, and the brain is trying to compensate by secreting more TSH. This is a form of hypothyroidism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothyroidism

    2. Your thyroid gland is being pushed hard by the high TSH, giving you hyperthyroidism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperthyroidism

    As you can imagine, these two possibilities are polar opposites of each other. Unfortunately, without knowing your symptoms and other lab results, both are possible (although the first one is more likely). It would be very helpful to have your Free T4 and Free T3 levels, because those are the actual thyroid hormones.

    Anyway, instead of trusting total strangers here on Yahoo Answers, you really should have this discussion with your doctor.

    Good luck.

  • 5 years ago

    Hi. I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism with a TSH of 4.5. Your doctor is wrong. The new guideline is anything above 3.0 is considered high ( especially if you are showing symptoms ). Too many doctors are unaware of this, and are refusing patients medication even though they are having symptoms. You need to find a doctor who specializes in treating Thyroid disease so you can get the proper treatment you need. I first went to my regular doctor when i was diagnosed, then soon realized that they really don't know much about thyroid problems, so i found a specialist that did. It was expensive, but well worth it to get the proper treatment. You also need more then a TSH test done to be diagnosed. You need a T3, T4, and a Antibody test done for the right diagnosis and treatment. My advice would be to see a specialist so you can be treated the right way. Good luck, feel better soon :-)

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