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What Does It Mean If Tsh Is High
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
What does it mean to have a high tsh reading of 16.8 and a high ft4 of 8.2 What condition does this indicate?
HiTSH=hypo,hiT4 hype: Thyroid function is measured many ways. The TSH is your body's call for more hormone, so a high TSH suggests underactive thyroid, very low TSH overactive. The t4/t3 levels are measures of circulating hormone, so high T4 or T3 (liothyronine) suggest hyperthyroidism and vice versa. T4 levels can beaffected by hormones and so need to be interpreted carefully. For initial testing, the TSH alone best test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyperthyroid: You have lab work compatible with being hyperthyroid. It means you may be taking too much thyroid medication or you need a diagnostic work up to find out what is wrong. This can include a sonogram, radioactive thyroid scan, evaluation by an endocrinologist, and more detailed lab work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does a tsh level 13 mean is it really high, little high ? And what are the future health risks for such a number
I have thypo thyriod , i just got the tests My TS3 and TS4 are normal but my TSH is high what does that mean?My TSH is 8.50
Hypothyroid: You are mildly hypothyroid and likely would benefit from medication ...Read more
My TSH 3rd generation test came back at 2.036. The range is 0.340-5.600uiu/m. The test said high sensitive 3rd generation tsh. What does this mean?
Not a whole lot!: An elevated TSH is the main criteria most docs use to diagnose hypothyroidism. While most docs feel it is not abnormal unless above 5.6 or so, many endocrinologists feel anything above 3 is abnormal, and some even feel a level above 2 could indicate problems- see http://abt.Cm/1562fwq actually, many with a totally normal TSH may still have thyroid problems- see http://bit.Ly/18atkro & comment:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How high? Free T4: Total T4 depends on thyroid binding globulins and may be elevated in pregnancy, contraceptive pill intake etc. If TSH is normal and you do not have any symptoms, you can leave it alone. At your next visit with your doctor you may discuss getting free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) done for confirmation of normal status. ...Read more
TSH was 4.54. Dr said this is a little high and ordered more blood work. What's this mean? Am I hypo?
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