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what does it mean if your tsh level is high

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Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Rather high: It is high enough to warrant treatment even if your T4 is normal.Your T3 (liothyronine) should be checked also

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Nothing: The TSH is more accurate. A free T4 is more accurate than a t4, which can be affected by many factors such as estrogen. Are you on any form of estrog ... Read More
A 34-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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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypothyroidism : Your TSH is a substance made in the brain. When high it indicates the possibility that your thyroid gland is not able to make enough thyroid hormone. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Easily treated: An elevated frequently means that your thyroid gland is not making enough thyroid hormone. This is called Hypothyroidism. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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A male asked:
Dr. Mahdis Sarrafi
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypothyroidism: once you are on Levothyroxine , there is no point in checking your T3 (liothyronine) or T4 levels. You should see your doctor and probably you need to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
TSH HIGH?: Yes that is elevated. You should see your doctor to discuss this and possible treatment of your thyroid gland.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Take your thyroid med regularly or see your doctor to get started.
A female asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Very very high: yes, normal is about 4

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