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Hi i got blood results back today, they are: tsh 7.52 3t4 13.1 i do not know what this means and it has not been explained to me. Can you help please?

Hi
i got blood results back today, they are:
tsh 7.52
3t4 13.1
i do not know what this means and it has not been explained to me. Can you help please?

Hypothyroid: The TSH is high, and that usually means the thyroid gland is not making enough hormone. The pitutiary gland is making more of a protein [thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)] to stimulate the thryoid gland to make more of the actual hormone. (t4 and T3 (liothyronine) are the active hormones). This level is mild, but if nobody has explained it to you, it's because you must make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Should i fast for a TSH blood test?

Should i fast for a TSH blood test?

No: Fasting for TSH is not necessary and will not change results. ...Read more

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What is TSH on a blood test indicative of?

What is TSH on a blood test indicative of?

TSH: Stands for thyroid stimulating hormone. It is a sensitive test to detect the functioning level of the thyroid gland. The brain produces TSH and that stimulates the thyroid to produce it's hormone. If the level of the TSH is high, it means the thyroid gland is under active. If the TSH is low, that indicates the thyroid is overactive. Your doctor should discuss your results and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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How quickly can a blood test show changes in tsh?

How quickly can a blood test show changes in tsh?

Depends on med: It depends on which type of medication, those containing T3 (liothyronine) will change the TSH quite rapidly whilet4 will take longer. Either way we usually wait at least a month to retest so that the result is stabilized to the current dose. Tsh changes in those not on medication will depend on the medical condition, if any, that is present. ...Read more

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What is a TSH blood test and why would i need one?

What is a TSH blood test and why would i need one?

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. ...Read more

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Is 0.45 low for TSH blood test? Have lots of symptoms.

Is 0.45 low for TSH blood test? Have lots of symptoms.

It depends: upon the lab, but that value is generally in the lower end of normal, and wouldn't account for any symptoms you are experiencing. Check w/ your doctor, ...Read more

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

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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I'm 54, female. My blood test shows TSH 0.3. Do i need to do anything about it?

Depends.: Why was it done in the first place? Depending on the lab, it may be normal or low. If low, it needs to be repeated, along with other thyroid tests such as free t4. If the thyroid is enlarged, this TSH is consistent with early hashimoto or graves disease, but if it is normal in size, these diseases are very unlikely. ...Read more

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TSH was 4.54. Dr said this is a little high and ordered more blood work. What's this mean? Am I hypo?

Could be: As your doctor said your TSH is on the high side and you are at risk of being hypothyroid. Testing for free T4 will help. ...Read more