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What Does It Mean When Tsh Is 10
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
Mildly high: A TSH of 4.84 means that your pituitary gland is not completely happy with your thyroid level, and is trying to get your thyroid to produce more thyroid hormone. Considering your history of RA, you may also have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which can eventually cause your thyroid to fail. You should have a free T4 level, though it is likely to still be normal. Eventually you may need thyroid hormone ...Read more
Early hypothyroidism: Usually due to hashimoto's thyroiditis in developed countries. Easily treated with thyroid hormone supplement. Insomnia is not usually a symptom but rather somnolence. Caution here because rarely an elevated TSH with symptoms of overactive thyroid, tremor, heart racing, weight loss would indicate the presence of a TSH producing pituitary adenoma. Sgpt can be elevated from regular alcohol drinking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Borderline: There is slight controversy about normal levels. Most doctors consider a level between 0.5 and 5.0 to be normal. Others prefer it to be below 2.5. Your level could be considered early sign of thyroid deficiency. Please discuss it with your doctor and look at the results of free t4. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003684.htm. ...Read more
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