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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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Tsh 3rd generation blood test level is 3.442. T3 total is 87. T4 total is 8.7. Free T4 is 1.01. Is this normal or do I have a thyroid problem? I'm ttc

Tsh 3rd generation blood test level is 3.442. T3 total is 87. T4 total is 8.7. Free T4 is 1.01. Is this normal or do I have a thyroid problem? I'm ttc

Normal: Your thyroid function tests are in the normal range. See this site for more details. http://www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/thyroidtests/. ...Read more

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Rsults of my blood test indicate low LH and high TSH (3rd generation). What does this indicate?

Rsults of my blood test indicate low LH and high TSH (3rd generation). What does this indicate?

Hypothyroid: A high TSH is consistent with primary hypothyroidism. You should have a free T4 level done. Lh is unrelated to thyroid. A low level could be related to medications, such as an oral contraceptive or other estrogen usage (or testosterone in a male). If your periods are regular, it is likely a lab error. ...Read more

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I got my blood test back . It says my ft3 is 6.22 ft4 is 1.36 and my TSH is 2.5528 what that mean please help!?

I got my blood test back . It says my ft3 is 6.22 ft4 is 1.36 and my TSH is 2.5528 what that mean please help!?

Normal: That thyroid panel looks normal. If you have symptoms of a thyroid disorder, more thyroid tests can be done, but generally these numbers look good. ...Read more

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What does a blood test TSH reflx ft4 mean?

Thyroid testing: The TSH level will be checked, and if it is out of the reference range, the lab will then run a ft4 without requiring the physician to call you in to have blood drawn again. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my thyroid blood test is TSH 0.13*?

What does it mean if my thyroid blood test is TSH 0.13*?

See endocrinologist: to check other tests- find out why it is abnormal could be overactive thyroid or underactive pituitary ...Read more

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What does medium range mean with a thyroid blood test, tsh, ft3 and ft4 is it good or bad?

What does medium range mean with a thyroid blood test, tsh, ft3 and ft4 is it good or bad?

"Normal": I suspect "medium range" means normal. You really should discuss the results of tests with the doctor who ordered them since there may be particulars in your case so that "normal" is not normal. ...Read more

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Blood test says TSH rfx on abnormal to free T4 -349829 and TSH 0.035, T4 free (direct) 1.26 what does this mean ?

Blood test says TSH rfx on abnormal to free T4 -349829 and TSH 0.035, T4 free (direct) 1.26 what does this mean ?

Hard to say...: It is difficult to say without knowing the units of measurement. For example a free T4 of 1.26 ng/l is normal but 1.26 pmol/l is quite low. A TSH value of 0.035 is defintely low and may indicate an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Consultation with your doctor or an endocrinologist is recommended. ...Read more

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I made a blood test and got sgot = 42 ui/l why is it higher than supposed? And my TSH test =8.6 microui/l what does it mean?

I made a blood test and got sgot = 42 ui/l why is it higher than supposed? And my TSH test =8.6  microui/l what does it mean?

Hypothyroid: You thyroid gland seems to underfunctioning and you should consult your doctor about replacement therapy. Once your thyroid hormone status is normalized you may wish to repeat your sgot, in discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a TSH blood test for and does it mean I have cancer?

What is a TSH blood test for and does it mean I have cancer?

TSH: Tsh, thyroid stimulating hormone (or thyrotropin), is made by the pituitary gland in the brain and signals the thyroid to make thyroid hormone. Tsh measurement is used as a screen to investigate thyroid function. It is not used as a screen for cancer. ...Read more