A 27-year-old female asked:
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i (27 years old) have a tsh=4.87, t3=1.2, t4=6.9, i wanted to know whether i should take levothyroxine or not, and if yes how much a day?

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Dr. Sumana Gangi
24 years experience Endocrinology
Hashimotoes: Get your thyroid antibodies checked..If high benefit from treatment.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Mild hypothyroidism: Your TSH is very mildly elevated, other thyroid levels are normal. Treatment depends on symptoms. If you have gained weight, excessive fatigue, constipation, etc., treatment with thyroid hormone (25 to 50 mcg daily) may help. If you have no symptoms, it is worth waiting, and repeating the level in a few months to see if it is better or worse.
Answered on Nov 25, 2017
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