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what does tsh level of 17 mean

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Thyroid deficiency: TSH of 14 means that your thyroid gland in not making enough thyroxine and you need to take medication as replacement. You ought to see a doctor for a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Hypothyroidism.: Probably need supplement to boost thyroid gland.
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Under active thyroid: TSH level is elevated when the thyroid is under active (hypothyroidism). Depending on the reference range for the lab performing the test, this level ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Low thyroid: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Repeat: A one time elevation of a blood test should be verified. Your doc will likely repeat it and then do further tests of thyroid function. It may mean th ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Normal: Hi. At face value and in the vast majority of cases, that TSH represents normal thyroid fountain; the one exception would be pituitary disease. That's ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
It is high.: This means it is high. The normal range is approximately 0.4-5.0 mu/l. Your level is 10.3. This is highly indicative of hypothyroidism and more tes ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
More workup: Currently, it points to hyperthyroidism but you need to complete the work up to know for sure. At the very least, i would repeat the TSH along with t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
58 years experience Endocrinology
?hyperthyroidism: A decreased TSH suggests overproduction of thyroid hormones. Rarely it may be produced by a pituitary tumor. Measurement of serum thyroxine and trii ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to look at T3 (liothyronine): And free t4. Low tsh, depending on the sensitivity of the assay, indicates thyroid hyper-function. However, the suspected hyperthyroidism needs to be ... Read More
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Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
20 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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