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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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My last blood results showed a high TSH levels but t3andt4 in normal range. Should i see someone regarding hypotyhroidism?

My last blood results showed a high TSH levels but t3andt4 in normal range. Should i see someone regarding hypotyhroidism?

Yes: An elevated TSH indicates that your pituitary gland feels that your thyroid level is somewhat low. The fact that the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are normal means that the problem is still mild. If you have symptoms of an underactive thyroid, treatment with thyroid hormone is indicated. If you have no symptoms, and the TSH is only mildly high, one can repeat the level in a few months and see if it has changed. ...Read more

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I was wondering if my synthroid (thyroxine) should be lowered ? Test results are tsh .10. T4 level is 1.7

I was wondering if my synthroid (thyroxine) should be lowered ? Test results are tsh .10. T4 level is 1.7

It may be: lowered , discuss it with your dr. The normal range for tsh is .3-3 and for t4 is 4.5-11.2 according to one laboratory values tha i looked. ...Read more

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Does higher TSH result in increased cholesterol level?

Does higher TSH result in increased cholesterol level?

May be: Deficiency of thyroid hormone, reflected in high tsh, may be associated with increased lipids and cholesterol. ...Read more

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How long does l-thyroxin (one 0.75 microgram pill per day) need to lower TSH level? My cd3 bloodwork result for TSH is 6.17 (norm: 0.3-3.5)

How long does l-thyroxin (one 0.75 microgram pill per day) need to lower TSH level? My cd3 bloodwork result for TSH is 6.17 (norm: 0.3-3.5)

Mildly low: Your TSH is only mildly elevated. Your thyroid level (free t4) is likely to still be in the normal range. If you recently gave birth, this could be a temporary problem (post partum thyroiditis), and may not require treatment. Taking 0.75 mg of thyroxine should correct the level within a few weeks (though you may not feel any different). ...Read more

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I recently had a TSH test where my level was 4.86. I was pretty stressed and run-down at the time. Any chance it was a false positive as a result?

Not too abnormal: 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, your TSH value while higher than normal does not mean that you have a disease or need treatment. Do discuss it with your doctor and you may opt to repeat the test. info at http://www.webmd.com/women/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh ...Read more

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Are these results normal serum free T4 level 12 and TSH 0.6 many thanks ?

Are these results normal serum free T4 level 12 and TSH 0.6 many thanks ?

T4: Different labs use different methods for measuring T4. Please check with your doctor whether this level of 12 is within normal range for the test or whether it is high. I suspect that the T4 at 12 is within range. Please let me know. ...Read more

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With a TSH level on 3/15 was .1 taken again on 4/17 the result was .40, my current doctor does not appear to be worried, should I be?

TSH: Tsh levels can fluctuate based on various factors. Are you taking medications such as levothroxine for hypothyroidism? If so, your second TSH result .40 is within the recommended target range. If you are not taking levothyroxine, your first result .1 is slightly on the lower side, you may have subclinical hyperthyroidism. So it would all depend on the context. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. My TSH level is 2.437 uiu/mL and normal showing in result is 0.35000- 4.9400 CMIA. Do i need to take medicine for this?Can i get pregnant?

Dr. My TSH level is 2.437 uiu/mL and normal showing in result is 0.35000- 4.9400 CMIA. Do i need to take medicine for this?Can i get pregnant?

See below: You do not need to take thyroid medication. Your thyroid is functioning normally and would not get in the way of your getting pregnant, however, a lot of other things also have to go right for pregnancy to occur. ...Read more