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Should I be concerned if my TSH level is 183?

Should I be concerned if my TSH level is 183?

TSH 183: Absolutely. Surely the doctor who ordered this test planned appropriate treatment for you. If not, please see an Endocrinologist. Do not wait too long!

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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My TSH level is 8.74. Is that serious? Do I need to be concerned?

My TSH level is 8.74. Is that serious? Do I need to be concerned?

Likely hypothyroid: Need confirmation with free T4. See endocrinologist. Not serious at this point, but if true, treated, you'll feel better :)

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My TSH level is. 28. Lat year on 8/12/12 it was. 45. I am concerned what does this mean?

My TSH level is. 28. Lat year on 8/12/12 it was. 45. I am concerned what does this mean?

? hyperthyroidism: A decreased TSH suggests overproduction of thyroid hormones. Rarely it may be produced by a pituitary tumor. Measurement of serum thyroxine and triiodothyronine is indicated to help determine the cause.

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Should I be concerned of a high tsh level with a normal TSH 4 level?

I assume you mean a: High TSH with a normal T-4??? That is usually indicative of very early (subclinical) hypOthyroidism (LOW thyroid) If the gland is NORMAL size (not enlarged) your Doctor may wish to just follow this finding. Hope this is helpful! Dr Z

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Tsh level is a 3 which is causing pharmacist to be concerned. I do have many symptoms of hypothyroidism, what tests should be done?

Tsh level is a 3 which is causing pharmacist to be concerned. I do have many symptoms of hypothyroidism, what tests should be done?

Normal TSH 0.45-4.5: Why is your pharmacist concerned? Tsh of 3 is normal. Of course, we're trained to treat the person, not just the numbers so many of us will prescribe enough medication to achieve TSH of 1-2. Tsh less than 0.45 increases risk for hyperthyroidism eg palpitations, tremors, anxiety, insomnia, bone loss, etc. Further testing depends upon your symptoms. Bottom line: talk to your doc who ordered test.

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Last August TSH Level 6.78 - Yesterday TSH Level 11.01 with a FREE T4 level of. 9 - doctor doesn't seem concerned. Is it time for a second opinion?

Yes: Hi. Yes, why isn't your doc just starting treatment? Is he/she waiting for you to get symptomatic? That doesn't make sense to me. I'd start you on l-thyroxine and normalize your TSH. Many other docs would too.

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If my TSH level is 0.055 should my doctor not be concerned? Especially if I can hardly function on a daily basis. I'm truly depressed, very very tired

Hypothyroidism: The free T4 value is also important. If your low TSH is able to maintain free T4 levels to normal range then treatment not necessary. The symptoms that you described can be due to several reasons ie viral syndrome, acute or chronic fatigue syndrome, mononucleosis etc etc. The problem levothyroxine is that it can cause fatal cardiac arrhythmia as if given to a patient who does not need it.

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M blood work came back with a TSH level of 7.6. My doctor was concerned, referred me to an endo. Endo is unconvinced of hypothyroid. Is this normal?

M blood work came back with a TSH level of 7.6. My doctor was concerned, referred me to an endo. Endo is unconvinced of hypothyroid. Is this normal?

TSH is abnormal: Your TSH is mildly high, suggesting that your thyroid level may be low. It should be repeated, and you need a free T4 level to see if your thyroid level is truly low. There are temporary causes for low thyroid, so it is not unreasonable to wait a few months and recheck the levels to see if they are still low. Thyroid peroxidase antibodies would also be helpful to obtain.

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What is TSH level range?

What is TSH level range?

TSH: Depending on your symptoms, other thyroid labs, and whether you're being treated for a thyroid problem, normal TSH range is 0.4 - 4.0 miu/l (milli-international units per liter). If being treated the range is usually tighter, between 0.5 and 2.0 miu/l. Treatment decisions need more data than TSH alone, though.

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Is a TSH level of 3.81 normal?

Is a TSH level of 3.81 normal?

Depends: On who you ask. Most lab reports show normal as being 0.5 - 5 mlu/l, but many people feel the range should be 0.3 - 3. If you are being treated for hypothyroidism, the ideal range is 1 -2. I usually start to take notice when someone's TSH is >2.5. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003684.Htm.

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Tsh level is 5.69 is that high?

A little: It depends on the lab but that is just a bit elevated. Generally a lab test called free T4 is done when this borderline. If the free t 4 is low that would confirm that you are hypothyroid. When the numbers are borderline often down the road they will become frankly abnormal. If there are symptoms such as fatigue and weight gain then I would be more inclined to treat sooner then later.

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Is a TSH level of 4.703 normal?

Is a TSH level of 4.703 normal?

Possibly hypothyroid: Normal range of TSH levels can vary with different laboratories. In published levels the usual high level is 4.2 this can be reflection of hypothyroidism. Some early symptoms include because many of the early warnings, like weight gain and fatigue. Normal TSH range is 0.4-4.2 mu/l.

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Tsh level is 14.5 is that high?

Yes: Take your thyroid med regularly or see your doctor to get started.

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What's a good TSH level for men?

What's a good TSH level for men?

Depends: It depends on the normal range for the lab doing the test. Our lab is. 35-3.5.

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Is a TSH level of 4.0 a concern?

No: TSH of 4 is within normal limits. 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. Practice safe sex.

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TSH level 4.12 should I be treated?

TSH level 4.12 should I be treated?

TSH level: No, the TSH level you mention does not suggest need for treatment. Normal values of TSH can vary according to the lab, but what you mention would be within the range of normal, or very nearly so, for every lab I have ever had experience with. Consider yearly testing going forward as subclinical hypothyroidism is more common in women of a certain age.

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What should my TSH level be ideally?

Symptoms?: Some newer literature suggests TSH levels should be below 2.5, depending also on the presence or not of symptoms.

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My tsh level is 7.5 is this normal.?

My tsh level is 7.5 is this normal.?

Little hypothyroid.: That TSH value is a bit high, which would suggest that your thyroid may be a bit slow. If you're not having symptoms then it may be worth just monitoring, but if you're having relevant symptoms then this should be addressed and treated.

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