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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more


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On75mcg synthroid (thyroxine).Y TSH levels of 4.57 (fT41.2) after a 3-4 wk chemical pregnancy hv reduced to 0.25 wit free T4 1.8.Did test 8 days after miscarryin?

On75mcg synthroid (thyroxine).Y TSH levels of 4.57 (fT41.2) after a 3-4 wk chemical pregnancy hv reduced to 0.25 wit free T4 1.8.Did test 8 days after miscarryin?

Hypothyroid.: If I read your statement correctly, and I'm not sure I do, you are still hypothyroid and need to stay on the higher dose. Your numbers are somewhat confusing, but with your TSH still elevated at 4.57 on 75 mcg of Synthyroid you are not corrected and should not go down despite whatever the free T4 level is. In fact if you were my patient I would have increased your dose. ...Read more

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On 25mcg synthroid, (thyroxine)TSH reduced frm 4.67 to 2.61 in18 days.So decided 2 try to conceive.Levels 12 days later-TSH 4.57; Free T4 1.2; T3 103.Whts d prob?

On 25mcg synthroid, (thyroxine)TSH reduced frm 4.67 to 2.61 in18 days.So decided 2 try to conceive.Levels 12 days later-TSH 4.57; Free T4 1.2; T3 103.Whts d prob?

Thyroid replacement: 25 mcg is a very low dose. It appears that such a low dose did not really affect your TSH. 4.67 to 2.61 could be just random lab variation. Your baseline TSH of 4.67 is very close to normal. If the goal is to lower TSH, you may need a higher dose, but talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Tsh 6.5 level is high?

Tsh 6.5 level is high?

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. ...Read more

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Fluctuating TSH levels?

Fluctuating TSH levels?

Depends: Are you on thyroid replacement currently? Tsh can fluctuate if you are on the wrong kind of thyroid replacement, or you are not taking it regularly, or lab misinterpretation...Work closely with your doc or see a thyroid specialist if this continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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Why were my TSH levels so high?

Why were my TSH levels so high?

Was not producing: enough thyroid hormone- underactive when on correct dose, it will return to normal tsh ...Read more

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What is normal range for TSH levels?

Depends on lab, but: Depends alot on the lab you use: most run roughly from 0.3 to about 5.0. But - this is important - most endocrinologists now consider anything above (roughly) 2.0-2.5 to be elevated, meaning an under-active thyroid. See your doctor for more specifics. ...Read more

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What is a normal range for TSH levels?

What is a normal range for TSH levels?

0.4–4.0 µIU/mL: However, the upper limit may be slightly too high, with several studies showing TSH above 2 may be associated with increased risk of hypothyroidism later in life. This is the normal range for adults. It is different for children. ...Read more

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Why are elevated TSH levels dangerous?

Why are elevated TSH levels dangerous?

Hypothyroidism: Elevated TSH strongly suggests that hypothyroidism is present which, if untreated, can produce numerous problems such as fatigue, weight gain, constipation and impaired thinking. Rarely the cause could be a pituitary tumor. ...Read more