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what does a high thyroid level mean

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Dr. Barbara Hummel
32 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Hypothyroidism: When the thyroid makes too little hormone (t4 and t3), the pituitary makes more TSH to try to compensate. So an elevated TSH is indicative of a thyro ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
44 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Not hyperthyroid: If you were hyperthyroid your free T4 would be high and TSH
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid tests: There is not "a" thyroid test, there are many different ones. So it is hard to know what the number "20" means. If 20 is your TSH, that is high, and ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Hypothyroid: That number is NOT Too high. It simply means your brain is producing a Thyroid Stimulating hormone (TSH) in an attempt to regulate your thyroid./ Yo ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
See your pediatricia: If your child has high thyroid levels and the other symptoms you mention, they should be seen by your pediatrician as soon as possible.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Something not right: A high thyroid antibody level suggests that you are more prone to develop a thyroid disease and other autoimmune diseases but this is not a certainty. ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some imbalance or...: Depends on the big picture. In a normal person, a slightly elevated "thyroid level" may be normal (that's how life works; lab reference ranges don't a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more: information. Elevated TSH with low FT4 will mean hypothyroidism. ESR is non specific and could be elevated in multiple disorders and infections
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