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Tsh Critical Value
My TSH was 35 two months bck, i was takin 50 units per day n now my value is 7.10, should I increase my dosage to 75?
Thyroid labs: That question has 2 answers. First yes, the normal range for TSH from the laboratory is likely 0.5 - 6.0. Although some labs use a top range around 5.0. Regardless, most thyroid experts would suggest ideal thyroid function is when the TSH is between 1-3, and if it's above 5 then you probably have 'subclinical' hypothyroidism, meaning you don't yet have symptoms but chemically is hypothyroid. ...Read more
Abnormal: Symptoms may include: fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation. Dry skin, unexplained weight gain, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints, thinning hair, slowed heart rate, depression, impaired memory. Need brand name T4 replacement. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
My tsh value is 0.312 waiting for a opening with specialist, what should I expect and hyper or Hypo?
I suffering from thyroid problem recently my TSH value was 0.035 what will be the dosage of medicine to take?
Depends.: That's a question the doctor that ordered the test will need to answer for you. We need more information. If your thyroid problem is hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and are you on medication (levothyroxine) now, your doctor may tell you your dose will be going down. If your problem is hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) or another condition, that will be an entirely different conversation. ...Read more
DR's advice: Follow your DR's advice, each case if a little different. Your DR knows your case best. ...Read more
Since last two years my TSH levels were between 7-10 so i have been taking Thyronorm, but recently the value is 0.05. What would be the reason?
Suppressed TSH: Your TSH appears suppressed. Could be lab error or perhaps taking too much thyronorm. A value like this might not have any symptoms. I would repeat the test. ...Read more
Normal range: Serum TSH level ranges from 1.0 to 38.9 miu/l for term newborn. ...Read more
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