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What does a normal TSH level with an elevated T4 level mean?

What does a normal TSH level with an elevated T4 level mean?

Nothing: The TSH is more accurate. A free T4 is more accurate than a t4, which can be affected by many factors such as estrogen. Are you on any form of estrogen, bcp's etc? ...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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What does it mean if a patient has a goiter associated with high plasma levels of both trh and tsh. Heart rate is elevated?

What does it mean if a patient has a goiter associated with high plasma levels of both trh and tsh. Heart rate is elevated?

Hyperpituiturism ?: It looks like a pituitury pathology/tumor. Check brain MRI and see an endocrinologist . I need more information since you should have other symptoms such as symptoms of high growth hormone as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if TSH is 0, but T3 (liothyronine) and/or T4 are elevated?

What does it mean if TSH is 0, but T3 (liothyronine) and/or T4 are elevated?

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 more

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Why are elevated TSH levels dangerous?

Why are elevated TSH levels dangerous?

Hypothyroidism: Elevated TSH strongly suggests that hypothyroidism is present which, if untreated, can produce numerous problems such as fatigue, weight gain, constipation and impaired thinking. Rarely the cause could be a pituitary tumor. ...Read more

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My TSH levels are 0.344. What does this mean and are there any symptoms associated with these levels?

My TSH levels are 0.344. What does this mean and are there any symptoms associated with these levels?

1 of 3 things: Hi. If your TSH is 0.344, which is just slightly below the normal range, it could be: 1) normal, no thyroid disease (the "normal range EXCLUDES 5% of normal values), 2) mildly "hot" (autonomously hyperfunctioning) nodule(s), or 3) your doctor checked it while it was heading down. Recheck in 6 weeks: Stable at 0.3 or now normal; just follow. Further down, hyperthyroid. Check free T4 & T3 (liothyronine). Thy scan ...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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My TSH level came 9.1? what does it mean?

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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My TSH level is 5.2 what does that meanĀ ?

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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What does a Thyrotropin TSH level 1.4 mean?

What does a Thyrotropin TSH level 1.4 mean?

Normal: Hi. At face value and in the vast majority of cases, that TSH represents normal thyroid fountain; the one exception would be pituitary disease. That's why we endocrinologists always get a TSH and a free T4. But in the VAST majority of cases, TSH alone is OK, and yours is good and normal. To your health! ...Read more