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What does a tsh, high sensitivity level of 177.70 mean for a male patient?

What does a tsh, high sensitivity level of 177.70 mean for a male patient?

Thyroid deficiency: 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 you are using conventional units for TSH, this level indicates severe deficiency of thyroid function. See this site for more info. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003684.htm ...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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Sperm count tests fluctuates btw azospermia and oligizospermia, hormonal test result are as follows: fsh high(19.9), LH high(9.6) and TSH high(5.1)?

Sperm count tests fluctuates btw azospermia and oligizospermia, 
hormonal test result are as follows:
fsh high(19.9), LH high(9.6) and TSH high(5.1)?

FIrst have: Someone treat your thyroid properly, check your entire hormonal system and then see a reproductive endocrinologist or andrologist. Avoid toxins like alcohol, tobacco, heat, trauma, certain medications, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule. FNA benign. male. Last 2 tests. TSH high normal 4.0, and 4.2. FT4 Normal. TPO AB high at 39 (0-9 range) do I need medication?

Thyroid nodule. FNA benign. male. Last 2 tests. TSH high normal 4.0, and 4.2. FT4 Normal. TPO AB high at 39  (0-9 range)
do I need medication?

No: One of the questions with regard to thyroid nodules pertains to number and activity of the nodule. If on scan one sees several nodules, the dx for the most part is goiter. FNA can easily miss the nodule or can be read as an adenoma. A functional scan should be performed. If hot the nodule should be left alone. If the solitary nodule is cold there is a 30% chance the nodule is or will be Ca. ...Read more

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Tsh high/ egfr low & slight hemolysis, what does all this mean?

Tsh high/ egfr low & slight hemolysis, what does all this mean?

Low thyroid : A high TSH almost always means that there is too little thyroid hormone in the blood. It would not usually cause decreased kidney function as suggested by a low egfr (estimated glomerular filtration rate) or breakdown of red blood cells (hemolysis). The hemolysis and decreased kidney function might be related however. Your situation is and complex and potentially serious - see your doctor! ...Read more

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Will dielatin 300mg a day make TSH high in blood work and if so why thay keep giving more and more pills?

Will dielatin 300mg a day make TSH high in blood work and if so why thay keep giving more and more pills?

Faster breakdown: Dilantin, like many anti-seizure meds, can speed up certain enzymes in the liver that metabolize, or break down thyroid hormone into inactive chemicals. Since more thyroid hormone is broken down on a daily basis, more must be put into the bloodstream to keep levels up. The thyroid can usually do this naturally, but if someone is already needed pills, a stronger pill may be needed w/ dilantin. ...Read more

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Thyroid us 1.2cm by 0.9 nodule hypoechoic. Had previous in June 2014 saw 3 nodules 8mm and all are stable the large one is new. Tsh high 8.1. Freaking?

Thyroid nodules: Most nodules are benign, especially if multiple. Biopsy by needle aspiration may be useful for larger nodules, though recently the threshold for biopsy was lowered to just over 1 cm. Early detection of significant lesions is useful, but most cancers at young age are highly curable even if nodes involved. ...Read more

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What is meant by low TSH high free t4?

What is meant by low TSH high free t4?

Hyperthyroidism: A low TSH and high T4 is an indication of over-active thyroid (hyperthyroidism). This should be evaluated further for any potential cause and discuss treatment options with your physician. Referral to an endocrinologist may be necessary. ...Read more

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Normal tsh, high T4 and high t3 (liothyronine). What is it?

Normal tsh, high T4 and high t3 (liothyronine). What is it?

A high protein: T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are bound to a protein in the blood and when it is high, the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) can be elevated with a normal tsh. Estrogen, birth control and pregnancy are the most common causes of an elevation of this protein. ...Read more

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Cholesterol 238mg/dL, HDL 62mg/dL, LDL 150mg/dL, ALT 99U/L, AST 42U/L and TSH high could this be high from my TSH levels?

Hypothyroidism??: How high is TSH? Hypothyroidism is associated with hyperlipidemia. Do you know the result of T3 (liothyronine) & T4?. How mush do you weight? Obesity, non-alcoholic Fatty liver and NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis)) can also give similar blood test. See a DOC for complete evaluation and discussion of your test result ...Read more

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Low TSH high free t4? What is the cause?

Low TSH high free t4?  What is the cause?

Hyperthyroidism: High ft4 and low TSH are a combination usually indicating an over active thyroid. It doesn't explain the cause which will require further testing to figure out. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Tsh High (Definition)

A high TSH level means the result is above the normal range. TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is usually high when the thyroid gland in the neck is not ...Read more