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Hi my TSH level is 5.79 with normal T4 levels and thyroid antibody. Is it safe to plan a pregnancy with the above reading?

Hi my TSH level is 5.79 with normal T4 levels and thyroid antibody. Is it safe to plan a pregnancy with the above reading?

Check this out first: You have slightly high TSH levels (0.4-5 mu/l nml range) and T4 is ok. If you have thyroid ab, you should get some workup for what it might be because it might point to your high tsh, and might indicate an underlying disease, like hashimoto's that you should be treated for before you think of pregnancy. Even if you don't have thyroid ab, you should get a thorough workup for unexpected findings. ...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


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Recent TSH level was 99.600. Been on Armour last 3 weeks not feeling better. Concerns?

Recent TSH level was 99.600. Been on Armour last 3 weeks not feeling better. Concerns?

How much armour?: Its important to take your thyroid pill one half hour before meals or one hour after meals. If the TSH does not come down your doctor (I assume he is an endocrinologist) will raise your medicine. ...Read more

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Is TSH level 14 risky?

Follow up ASAP: Depends on the cause. Possibilities include hypothyroidism, Pituitary tumors, or thyroid disease.
Only a doctor can determine the cause by proper history, physical and appropriate laboratory/imaging tests.
It is dangerous if nothing is done. Please see your health care provider to receive appropriate medical care for this abnormal test result. Whoever ordered
The test should provide followup. ...Read more

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What is TSH level range?

What is TSH level range?

TSH: Depending on your symptoms, other thyroid labs, and whether you're being treated for a thyroid problem, normal TSH range is 0.4 - 4.0 miu/l (milli-international units per liter). If being treated the range is usually tighter, between 0.5 and 2.0 miu/l. Treatment decisions need more data than TSH alone, though. ...Read more

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Is a TSH level of 3.81 normal?

Is a TSH level of 3.81 normal?

Depends: On who you ask. Most lab reports show normal as being 0.5 - 5 mlu/l, but many people feel the range should be 0.3 - 3. If you are being treated for hypothyroidism, the ideal range is 1 -2. I usually start to take notice when someone's TSH is >2.5.
See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003684.Htm. ...Read more

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Tsh level is 5.69 is that high?

Tsh level is 5.69 is that high?

A little: It depends on the lab but that is just a bit elevated. Generally a lab test called free T4 is done when this borderline. If the free t 4 is low that would confirm that you are hypothyroid. When the numbers are borderline often down the road they will become frankly abnormal. If there are symptoms such as fatigue and weight gain then I would be more inclined to treat sooner then later. ...Read more

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Is a TSH level of 4.703 normal?

Is a TSH level of 4.703 normal?

Possibly hypothyroid: Normal range of TSH levels can vary with different laboratories. In published levels the usual high level is 4.2 this can be reflection of hypothyroidism. Some early symptoms include because many of the early warnings, like weight gain and fatigue. Normal TSH range is 0.4-4.2 mu/l. ...Read more

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What's a good TSH level for men?

What's a good TSH level for men?

Depends: It depends on the normal range for the lab doing the test. Our lab is. 35-3.5. ...Read more

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Is a TSH level of 4.0 a concern?

No: TSH of 4 is within normal limits.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What Does A Tsh Level Of 14 Mean?

Thyroid deficiency: TSH of 14 means that your thyroid gland in not making enough thyroxine and you need to take medication as replacement. You ought to see a doctor for a prescription.
Wish you good health!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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TSH level 4.12 should I be treated?

TSH level: No, the TSH level you mention does not suggest need for treatment. Normal values of TSH can vary according to the lab, but what you mention would be within the range of normal, or very nearly so, for every lab I have ever had experience with. Consider yearly testing going forward as subclinical hypothyroidism is more common in women of a certain age. ...Read more

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What should my TSH level be ideally?

Symptoms?: Some newer literature suggests TSH levels should be below 2.5, depending also on the presence or not of symptoms. ...Read more

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My tsh level is 7.5 is this normal.?

My tsh level is 7.5 is this normal.?

Little hypothyroid.: That TSH value is a bit high, which would suggest that your thyroid may be a bit slow. If you're not having symptoms then it may be worth just monitoring, but if you're having relevant symptoms then this should be addressed and treated. ...Read more

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My TSH level is 5.63 is that normal?

My TSH level is 5.63 is that normal?

No.: It is slightly elevated. It suggests your thyroid is not functioning normally. You should have tests for thyroxine and tri-iodothyronine, the main thyroid hormones. ...Read more

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Why is my TSH level changing midlife?

Many possible: Reasons. Starting or stopping a high-fiber diet; calcium or iron supplements; eating too many soy products, brussels sprouts, rutabaga, turnips, kohlrabi, radishes, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale; change of seasons; hormonal fluctuations especially menopause; pregnancy; certain herbs/supplements, prescription drugs; stress or illness; progression of latent thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What should my TSH level be normally?

What should my TSH level be normally?

Varies: There are different assays. 3rd generation assays should be about 0.3 to about 3.0 (the 4.5-5.5 upper limits published by most labs ar not considered correct by most of us who do thyroid for a living. ...Read more

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My TSH level was 320. Is that too high?

TSH 320: This value is very high. It means that your thyroid gland is seriously underactive. There are potentially serious consequences of underactive thyroid gland. Evaluation and correction is essential. It takes considerable time. I hope you are receiving care and are already on thyroid hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

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How to lower the TSH level, I have 8.2.

How to lower the TSH level, I have 8.2.

Medication: Normal TSH is around 1-2 or 3. If your lab test is 8.2, your thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone, or if you are taking medication for the thyroid, your dose isn't enough. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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My TSH level is 6.630, how bad is that?

Mild: Your TSH is slightly over the upper limit of normal. This may or may not merit treatment. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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MY TSH LEVEL IS 12.22 WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Under active thyroid: TSH level is elevated when the thyroid is under active (hypothyroidism). Depending on the reference range for the lab performing the test, this level would be mildly elevated, suggestive of hypothyroidism. Your doctor may want to repeat the test to confirm and look at the clinical picture to decide treatment is needed. ...Read more

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What causes TSH level to go up and down?

What causes TSH level to go up and down?

Variations: In your level of thyroid hormone. Tsh is secreted in spurts, and sometimes the lab test can detect a peak one time and a valley the next, but it's usually a fairly reliable indicator. ...Read more

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My TSH level came 9.1? what does it mean?

Repeat: A one time elevation of a blood test should be verified. Your doc will likely repeat it and then do further tests of thyroid function. It may mean that your thyroid is not functioning properly, which can be due to hypothyroidism, which is a very common disease and easily treated. But other things can cause it and your doctor has more info on you: ask him/her. ...Read more

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Does a TSH level test show anything else?

Does a TSH level test show anything else?

Yes: Tsh is the pituitary's message to the thyroid to work faster or slower. It's like stepping on or easing off the gas pedal. Also TSH can be raised if you have inflammation or an infection. ...Read more

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My TSH level is 5.2 what does that mean ?

Low thyroid: 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, The level is just above the level that is considered indicative of thyroid deficiency. Did you also have free T4 test done, if so what was the result? It would be prudent to see your doctor as you may need thyroid medication. ...Read more

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How could we control our hight TSH level?

HIGH TSH: You get a normal TSH by taking thyroid replacement medication. This is one of the most common problem or diagnoses in american medicine. ...Read more

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My TSH level is above 150 is hypo or hyper?

Hypo: Your TSH level is indicative of hypothyroidism.
Please see your doctor for a prescription for replacement medication. ...Read more