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What Does It Meam When Your Tsh Level Is 17
My TSH level is 17. I recently found out I am pregnant, about 5 weeks. I take Synthroid (thyroxine) .125 mg. Can this level cause a miscarraige?
No: Your body may require additional thyroid hormone during pregnancy, and your doctor can increase your synthroid (thyroxine) levels accordingly. As you're pregnant, i would suggest you try to see your doctor, printed copy of your laboratory TSH result in hand, today or early next week for adjustment. ...Read more
No: Your TSH is in the normal range. TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone is produced in a gland in the brain called the pituitary. TSH will rise in response to low thyroid hormone levels in the bloodstream. A TSH in the normal range means that you have sufficient thyroid hormone production. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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