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Should I Be Concerned That My Tsh Level Is At 002
Likely hypothyroid: Need confirmation with free T4. See endocrinologist. Not serious at this point, but if true, treated, you'll feel better :)
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
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
Do I need medication for TSH level of 8mu l T4 is 16 and T3 (liothyronine) 5 3pmol l and thyroid anti bodies are negative I have just found out I am pregnant and I m concerned about the pregnancy and whether I need meds or not?
Thyroid function: Absolutely! Your TSH should be between 0.5 and 1.Please see your OB right away!
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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