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Low tsh in pregnancy, what does this mean?

(5 Posts)
Min30 Sat 05-Sep-09 03:40:34

My blood tests at 14 weeks came back with a low tsh result and am now waitng for further bloos test results..

Does anyone know what it could mean??

Thanks

jabberwocky Sat 05-Sep-09 04:06:27

tsh is your thyroid stimulating hormone. Low is generally OK. when it's high then your body is working too hard to produce thyroid hormone and you need a thyroid supplement/med such as synthroid. Did they mention anything else?

Min30 Sat 05-Sep-09 05:52:22

No, was just sent for more blood tests...

memoo Sat 05-Sep-09 20:59:35

Actually low isn't great either as its an indication you have an overactive thyroid. I've had one for a few years and have to take a thyroid suppresant. My TSH levels have slowly increased and now I have been able to stop the meds.

I was told though that there are meds you can take when you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.

blondieminx Tue 08-Sep-09 12:20:01

how low is low? Official NHS CKS guidelines say that target TSH during pregnancy is between 0.4 - 2.0...

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