A 30-year-old male asked:
My wife's t4 value is 11.5 and tsh is 4.98 can u please suggest is it hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and medicine for same?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Sneidanswered
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Subclinical hypothyr: She has subclinical hypothyroidism. Tsh is technically "normal", but not appropriate for someone her age. Many doctors would begin low dose brand name T4 replacement; others would wait until lab worsens.
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Dr. Mahesh Allamanswered
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Normal: If the TSH rises above 5, consider hypothyroidism ( weakening of the thyroid gland) & may require thyroxine supplementation. Discuss with her primary physician.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 15, 2015
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