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Dr. Terri Washington
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I recently had blood work done. My result for the TSH 3rd gen came back 1.360. Is this something to be concerned about?

Dr. Terri Washington
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I recently had blood work done. My result for the TSH 3rd gen came back 1.360. Is this something to be concerned about?

No: 1.36 is a normal level of TSH . Most patients on replacement with thyroid hormone for hypothyroidism endocrinologist try to shoot for the mid range or normal which is 1-2 and you are right there. ...Read more

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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


Dr. David Sneid
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Having blood work tom. 48F. Think my hormones are changing but the only thyroid tests my dr ordered were T4 (free) & TSH (3rd gen). Is this complete?

Dr. David Sneid
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Having blood work tom. 48F. Think my hormones are changing but the only thyroid tests my dr ordered were T4 (free) & TSH (3rd gen). Is this complete?

Your body has: thousands of hormones. Your doctor is checking your thyroid with appropriate tests. If you have concerns about other hormonal levels, ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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I had blood work done & my TSH results were 0.006.. Can you please tell me if that is normal or what does that mean?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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I had blood work done & my TSH results were 0.006.. Can you please tell me if that is normal or what does that mean?

Not normal: The screening test is pointing to hyperthyroidism- high thyroid level. You need to see your physician to do more lab work and possibly a thyroid uptake and scan. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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What does it mean when blood work shows t-4 count is 11.2 and TSH count is 7.49?

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What does it mean when blood work shows t-4 count is 11.2 and TSH count is 7.49?

Low normal: Your thyroid is in the low normal range. Some doctors watch this, some begin treatment. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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Dr. Vance Harris
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I had blood work done and tsh was 0.852 is that high or low and what is it?

Dr. Vance Harris
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I had blood work done and tsh was 0.852 is that high or low and what is it?

Normal TSH.: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone is made in the pituitary gland and it controls the thyroid. If your thyroid hormone level is low then the TSH signal from the pituitary increases. If the TSH is high then it usually means you need more thyroid hormone. That TSH number is in the normal range. There are conditions where that relationship between the blood tests doesn't work. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Junglas
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Recently got blood work- TSH normal range is 0.35-5.00 and mine was 4.93. Is that really normal?

Dr. Philip Junglas
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Recently got blood work- TSH normal range is 0.35-5.00 and mine was 4.93. Is that really normal?

Yes.: If the TSH is within the reference range, is is rare that the patient would need any adjustment in thyroid treatment. Initiating higher doses with a TSH within the normal range may increase the risk of osteoporosis and arrhythmia. Usually, perceived symptoms that led to the testing of the TSH are not from the thyroid if the TSH is "ok." Look for other causes of symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. David Geffner
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What is TSH in blood work and is it better to be higher than lower?

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What is TSH in blood work and is it better to be higher than lower?

Neither: A range of about 0.3 to 3.0 is ideal. It will fluctuate in time. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Kern
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27 yrs old. This years blood work showed: Low TSH, and total T-3 and free T-4 are both high. Last year's test were fine. What could thus indicate?

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27 yrs old. This years blood work showed: Low TSH, and total T-3 and free T-4 are both high. Last year's test were fine. What could thus indicate?

Mild hyperthyroidism: Unless you are taking thyroid medication (and taking too much) this could mean mild hyperthyroidism. If your doc measured TSH, FT3 and FT4, (s)he must have suspected something. Most likely cause of hyperthyroidism in a 27 yo woman is Graves disease or one of several forms of thyroiditis. You may need to see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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I got thyroid blood work done and there was an abnormal drop in tsh. What does this mean? Should I be concerned?

Dr. Thomas Knecht
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I got thyroid blood work done and there was an abnormal drop in tsh. What does this mean? Should I be concerned?

Not enough info: Hi. We need more info. Is your TSH now well below the normal range? If it is (assuming your pituitary's healthy), your TSH is suppressed, and that means you are hyperthyroid. Your free T4 and free T3 should also be measured. It would be good to see an endocrinologist unless your doc is very comfortable with this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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My blood work showed that my tsh reflex is low. On 6/12 it was .12. On 7/24 it was .01. What does this mean?

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Hyperthyroidism: Low TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is indicative of an overactive thyroid, whether due to excess medication or just naturally. Watch for racing heart (palpitations), tremors, weight loss, anxiety, insomnia, etc. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperthyroidism/basics/definition/con-20020986. Work closely w/your doc to figure out why your TSH is low and correct it. ...Read more

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