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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Tsh High (Overview)

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 making enough thyroid hormone.


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My free T4 is high 19.30 pmol/l and my TSH is also high 4.530 mlu/l. What does this mean?

My free T4 is high 19.30 pmol/l and my TSH is also high 4.530 mlu/l.  What does this mean?

Few possibilities: These labs seem at odds, with TSH suggesting overactive thyroid and ft4 underactive thyroid. Free T4 tests can be inaccurate in some people who have interfering substances present. Another possibility is a tumor in the pituitary secreting too much TSH resulting in thyroid overactivity, and high thyroid hormone levels. This is quite rare, however. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
32 doctors shared insights

Tsh High (Overview)

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 making enough thyroid hormone.


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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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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

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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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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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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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Managing High Cholesterol (Checklist)

Take your meds as prescribed
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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. 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