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My TSH level was 5.82 when I went to doc and I was put on Synthroid (thyroxine) 50 mcg. Is this the correct dosage? My TSH is now 3.41 is that normal? T3t4 r norm

My TSH level was 5.82 when I went to doc and I was put on Synthroid (thyroxine) 50 mcg. Is this the correct dosage? My TSH is now 3.41 is that normal? T3t4 r norm

Kind of...: There remains some debate about what "normal" really is for the tsh. Years ago the "normal" was somewhere between 0.5 and 5.5. I don't think anyone thinks 5 normal now. Most labs have brought the top end to about 4.5. I now use 3.5 as top end of normal but if i already have someone on meds i'll try to get them somewhere between 1 and 2ish, especially if they continue to have "thyroid" symptoms. ...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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7 year old has TSH level of 16, T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are normal could this correct itself without medication?

7 year old has TSH level of 16, T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are normal could this correct itself without medication?

Thyroid: A pediatric endocrinologist should be consulted. They will follow this and make the determination if medication is necessary, by finding the cause of the abnormal TSH. ...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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Whats a good TSH level for men?

Whats 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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TSH level 4.12 should I be treated?

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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