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What happens when tsh levels are too high

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
YES: The normal range i our area is 0-4 to4mlu/l it varies from area to area and lab but never from 0.5 to5.5 mlu/l. 6.5 is high. Thanks.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Was not producing: enough thyroid hormone- underactive when on correct dose, it will return to normal tsh
A male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Hypothyroidism: There are many causes e.g. Autoimmune thyroiditis,iodine deficiency/excess, some medications,diseases like sarcoidosis, surgical removal of thyroid gl... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Hypothyroidism or...: Over 99% of the tine the cause is hypothyroidism, which itself has many causes, as mentioned by Dr. Kaur. I advise everyone with hypothyroidism to ask... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
TSH HIGH?: Yes that is elevated. You should see your doctor to discuss this and possible treatment of your thyroid gland.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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TSH 320: This value is very high. It means that your thyroid gland is seriously underactive. There are potentially serious consequences of underactive thyroid... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No: If it is below 5 it is normal. So you do not need to worry.
A female asked:
Dr. Lynn Greenhouse
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Hypothyroidism: Typically it means that you have an underactive thyroid and may need replacement.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Too high: That indicates that you have hypothyroidism. You need to be seen and started on thyroid replacement.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Thyroid condition: I understand your concern. Thyroid stimulating hormone( tsh) blood test is done to determine if thyroid gland is normal, hypoactive, or hyperactive.... Read More

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