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Hashimotos antibodies greater than 1600, almost every symptom of hypothyroidism but TSH is within normal range. Doctor not treating me. Why?

Hashimotos antibodies greater than 1600, almost every symptom of hypothyroidism but TSH is within normal range. Doctor not treating me. Why?

Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease can, and likely will, affect your thyroid gland with antibodies that high. If your thyroid hormone levels are normal and you do not have symptoms nothing might be needed for now. Unlikely.

You mention normal TSH but make mention of your thyroid hormones. Can you let me know what they are? ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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Is it possible to suffer from hypothyroidism with a TSH within normal range. My TSH is 1.1, but I had a thyroid ultrasound and have a 0.5 cm mass?

Is it possible to suffer from hypothyroidism with a TSH within normal range. My TSH is 1.1, but I had a thyroid ultrasound and have a 0.5 cm mass?

Technically.......: But it would be highly unlikely. If the brain doesn't put out enough TSH, the level of that is low to normal and the other hormones are quite low (thyroid NOT stimulated by TSH). the mass is perhaps NOT related because they are pretty common anyway. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mild hypothyroidism (TSH 5.01). Isn’t this mostly a condition women get? I am a 25 yr old man. On 50 mcg levo and TSH normal now

I was diagnosed with mild hypothyroidism (TSH 5.01). Isn’t this mostly a condition women get? I am a 25 yr old man. On 50 mcg levo and TSH normal now

Take medication: Hypothyroidism is more common in women but not limited to women and men are also affected by the disorder.
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I have all the symptoms of hypothyroid/hoshimotos. U/s said diffusely heterogeneous. Tsh normal. Dr. Wont run any other test. Second opinon or no?

I have all the symptoms of hypothyroid/hoshimotos. U/s said diffusely heterogeneous. Tsh normal. Dr. Wont run any other test. Second opinon or no?

Yes: The TSH may not become abnormal until the disease has progressed for some time. There are other tests to be run such as a free T4 free t3 (liothyronine) anti mitochondrial antibody. In general you don't treat when the TSH is normal but not always. When you have a big question and you are not confident with the answer it is time for a second opinion. It is your life. ...Read more

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I've gained 20lbs in the past yr, 7 the past 2 mon. Also nsomnia & fatigue the last 2 yrs. Tsh normal (1.495 &1.03) hypothyroidism or something else?

Rule out...: Cushingism, though it is not common. This is my most serious concern -- it has many causes, including fake "herbal remedies" -- though there are a variety of other causes and I am going to assume you are not diabetic, and that there is not some stressor or some old habit of thinking that's really got you down. ...Read more

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Daughter is 16-has had large thyroid for at least 5 years. Tsh normal and ultrasound okay. Why would she have it? Lots of hypothyroid in family

Daughter is 16-has had large thyroid for at least 5 years. Tsh normal and ultrasound okay. Why would she have it? Lots of hypothyroid in family

How large?: Some enlargement of the thyroid gland is physiological around menarche. If her thyroid function is normal and the enlargement is not a cosmetic issue you may just watch and wait. ...Read more

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Elevated tsh, normal t4, no hypothyroid symptoms. Have recently quit caffeine / significantly reduced alcohol (in case it's adrenal fatigue). Is this likely to lower tsh? How long to see results?

Elevated tsh, normal t4, no hypothyroid symptoms. Have recently quit caffeine / significantly reduced alcohol (in case it's adrenal fatigue). Is this likely to lower tsh? How long to see results?

No: By definition, elevated TSH is hypothyroidism. T4 is not the active one, rather it is T3 and it is ft3 that is in fact the active hormone. T4 is converted to T3 in the periphery. I would have you check the T3 level and you may need synthroid (thyroxine) as well. Neither alcohol or caffeine has anything to do with the synthesis of TSH but alcohol is converted by body into energy ATP via acetyl coe-a. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of TSH to be maintained for hypothyroid patient?

What is the normal range of TSH to be maintained for hypothyroid patient?

TSH normal range: It depends on the lab. If patients are on thyroid hormone I usually keep their TSH I'm the mid-normal range ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism. What is the max "normal" range for tsh-- 5.0 or 3.0. I've seen both?

Hypothyroidism. What is the max "normal" range for tsh-- 5.0 or 3.0. I've seen both?

Depends: On the lab norm. They can vary a bit from lab to lab. 5.0 is a bit high usually and 3.0 is usually a bit low. I usually see it in the range inbetween. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. My tsh levels are currently above the normal range, taking medicine and BCP. Is it safe to stay on current dose for 6 months?

Probably not: If your TSH is above the normal range you should consult your doctor about revising the dose of your medication. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, but am taking Synthroid (thyroxine) to keep my TSH in the "normal range." should my alp also be in the normal range now?

I have hypothyroidism, but am taking Synthroid (thyroxine) to keep my TSH in the "normal range." should my alp also be in the normal range now?

No correlation: If you're keeping your TSH not just in the normal range, but the appropriate range for your age (somewhere from 0.5 to about 2.0 or less) then keep the same dose. If other lab isn't normal, it has nothing to do with your thyroid and is due to some other medical problem you and your doctor need to evaluate. ...Read more

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My cmp blood test says TSH w/reflex to f4 is 4.44 miu/l (normal range is 0.4-4.5). Do I have hypothyroidism? I have sparse eyebrows on the outer third

My cmp blood test says TSH w/reflex to f4 is 4.44 miu/l (normal range is 0.4-4.5). Do I have hypothyroidism? I have sparse eyebrows on the outer third

Not likely.: Tsh in "normal" range so not technically hypothyroid. Some would argue that TSH should actually be lower.

I would repeat this in a few months. If normal again would stop worrying. If abnormal diagnosis is clear.

In any case eyebrow thinning is not likely due to this tsh. ...Read more

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Thyroprotein/tsh level- what number is indicative of hypothyroidism? My results says 3 and normal range is 2-8. Is there another test to determine thyroid issues related to CHF? Also, is H.pylori count of 2 means positive for it? On protonixThanks.

Thyroprotein/tsh level- what number is indicative of hypothyroidism? My results says 3 and normal range is 2-8. Is there another test to determine thyroid issues related to CHF? Also, is H.pylori count of 2 means positive for it? On protonixThanks.

ThryoTROPIN: Is a synonym for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This hormone, produced by the pituitary gland, regulates thyroid function. Normal results for adults, in most labs, are 0.4-4.2 mU/L. This is the well-recognized/accurate test for hypothyroidism; a total thyroxine can sometimes add information. An H. pylori antibody blood test only measures past infection. Biopsy, stool antigen, breath test better ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with subacute thyroiditis. I have gone through the hyperthyroidism stage and now think I am in the normal stage but wondered how long before I see a change into the hypothyroidism stage. My T3 and T4 are in "normal" range but my TSH is ve

I was diagnosed with subacute thyroiditis. I have gone through the hyperthyroidism stage and now think I am in the normal stage but wondered how long before I see a change into the hypothyroidism stage. My T3 and T4 are in "normal" range but my TSH is ve

DeQuervain's?: This is a self-limited, common disease that generally self-cures and requires little or no treatment. I'm sorry you had to endure the unpleasantness of hyperthyroidism briefly; if your physician is agreeable, the best thing to do right now is let the thyroid regenerate itself under the gentle control of the extra tsh. ...Read more

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Are fluctuations in TSH normal? (range. 4-4.00) first test was 1.2. Second test 9 days later 3.4 not diagnosed with any thyroid issue, yet.

Are fluctuations in TSH normal? (range. 4-4.00) first test was 1.2. Second test 9 days later 3.4 not diagnosed with any thyroid issue, yet.

TSH: Fluctuations of hormones within what is considered the normal range are normal. Maybe the higher TSH was drawn at a time of the day when there had been a higher demand on thyroid hormone and you pituitary had cranked up the TSH production a bit to stimulate your thyroid gland to keep up with the demand in thyroid hormone - in short, nothing to worry. ...Read more

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Tsh. 113 and TSH. 48 which are normal or abnormal and wrote best TSH normal range?

There is no "best": The normal range for TSH in most labs is 0.4 to 4.5 (though most people are between 0.4 and 3). ...Read more

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Recently got blood work- TSH normal range is 0.35-5.00 and mine was 4.93. Is that really normal?

Yes.: If the TSH is within the reference range, is is rare that the patient would need any adjustment in thyroid treatment. Initiating higher doses with a TSH within the normal range may increase the risk of osteoporosis and arrhythmia. Usually, perceived symptoms that led to the testing of the TSH are not from the thyroid if the TSH is "ok." Look for other causes of symptoms. ...Read more

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T4 is elevated. 14.4 but Free T4 and Free T3 normal, TSH normal, antithroglobulin AB is 14, normal range 0-115?

T4 is elevated. 14.4 but Free T4 and Free T3 normal, TSH normal, antithroglobulin AB is 14, normal range 0-115?

See below: 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. Having said that, if free T4 and T3 and TSH are normal, there is no cause for concern. T4 may be elevated in women on birth control pills.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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TSH reflex free T4 test = 2.51 (normal range 0.35-4.50). I've read hyperthyroidism still possible if TSH normal. Do I need another test?

TSH: Highly unlikely.
That said, your doctor should have ordered TSH and T3 (liothyronine) as well as T4. Please go back to him/her or if you are not satisfied have a friend or family refer you to a better doctor. ...Read more

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TSH normal Range (1.26) T4 Free normal range (1.22) t3 free low normal range (2.5) T3 Uptake LOW (23) Thyroglobulin Antibody HIGH (1.1)?

TSH normal Range (1.26) T4 Free normal range (1.22) t3 free low normal range (2.5) T3 Uptake LOW (23) Thyroglobulin Antibody HIGH (1.1)?

More info needed: A screening test or on thyroid med? He has a normal TSH and normal free T4, so he is normal or has normal replacement results. The T-3 uptake is irrelevant. Many normal individuals have anti-thyroid antibodies. If his thyroid isn't enlarged or has no nodules, don't worry about it. If you are still concerned ask for a referral to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Fatigued 4weeks. Family history of thyroid disease. My T3 (liothyronine) &T4 just made lowest number to be in normal range. TSH normal. Might I benefit from medication

Yes: While this might be controversial with normal TSH. I would consider a trial of meds if no other explanation for fatigue was apparent. ...Read more

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Fatigue4weeks. MD doesn't know why I'm tired. T4&T3 just made normal range.1point lower& abnormal. TSH normal. Mom has Graves. I have lupus. Repeat thyroid?

Fatigue4weeks. MD doesn't know why I'm tired. T4&T3 just made normal range.1point lower& abnormal. TSH normal. Mom has Graves. I have lupus. Repeat thyroid?

Fatigue: Without an abnormal TSH, It doesn't appear that thyroid problems are the cause of your fatigue. Other causes could be chronic inflammation (like lupus), anemia, iron deficiency, infection, low heart rate or other heart trouble, chronic stress and anxiety, certain medications and inadequate sleep. If in doubt, repeat the thyroid panel but consider other causes of chronic fatigue. ...Read more

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My TSH was 5.7. I read that normal ranges have changed. I have symptoms of hypothyroidism. My dr wants to recheck in a month. Is this acceptable?

Yes.: Your TSH would be elevated even with no range change. You also have the symptoms of hypothyroid disease. It's likely good practice to repeat the testing as there can be many causes of this. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid ttc my TSH after adjusting the dose it is TSH is0.656 and T3 (liothyronine) 1.58 and T4 107 mol/l are normal. Is this range appropriate to conceive?

I am hypothyroid ttc my TSH after adjusting the dose it is TSH is0.656 and T3 (liothyronine) 1.58 and T4 107 mol/l are normal. Is this range appropriate to conceive?

Yes: All of these numbers are normal and appropriate prior to conceiving. You want to have them rechecked as soon as you know you are pregnant. ...Read more

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TSH normal at 1.35 T4 8 (range 10-20) T3 (liothyronine) 5.8 (range 3.2-6.0) what are reasons for low T4 levels when TSH is normal and T3 (liothyronine) high normal?

Hypothyroidism: This likely indicates secondary hypothyroidism, due to problem with your pituitary gland. Normally, if the T4 is low, the pituitary will produce more TSH to try and induce the thyroid glad to produce more T4. However, if there is a problem with the pituitary, then the TSH is either low or normal despite a low T4. Be sure to follow up with the doctor how ordered these tests. ...Read more

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Hair loss, no flaky dandruff, little itchy bumps. Th are consistently below range, TSH normal. Dermatologist says its seborrheic dermatitis. Vitamins?

Hair loss, no flaky dandruff, little itchy bumps. Th are consistently below range, TSH normal. Dermatologist says its seborrheic dermatitis. Vitamins?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Typically caused by overproduction of oils in the skin and a yeast called malassezia. Easy to treat, just follow the recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Tsh Normal (Definition)

A normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level usually means that they thyroid gland in the neck is making the ...Read more