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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

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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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MY TSH LEVEL IS 12.22 WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

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 mean ?

My TSH level is 5.2 what does that mean ?

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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My TSH level is a 10.3. What does that mean?

It is high.: This means it is high. The normal range is approximately 0.4-5.0 mu/l. Your level is 10.3. This is highly indicative of hypothyroidism and more tests, especially thyroid, are needed. It is wise to see your doctor and get a full work-up. ...Read more

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My TSH level is low 0.43 what does this mean exactly?

My TSH level is low 0.43   what does this mean exactly?

More workup: Currently, it points to hyperthyroidism but you need to complete the work up to know for sure. At the very least, i would repeat the TSH along with the free hormones T4 and t3 (liothyronine). If they also point to hyperthyroidism, then proceed further to find the exact cause for this. Tsh alone does not give you a complete picture. ...Read more

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My TSH level is .28. Lat year on 8/12/12 it was .45. I am concerned what does this mean?

My TSH level is .28. Lat year on 8/12/12 it was .45. I am concerned what does this mean?

?hyperthyroidism: A decreased TSH suggests overproduction of thyroid hormones. Rarely it may be produced by a pituitary tumor. Measurement of serum thyroxine and triiodothyronine is indicated to help determine the cause. ...Read more

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What does a low TSH level mean?

What does a low TSH level mean?

Need to look at T3 (liothyronine): And free t4. Low tsh, depending on the sensitivity of the assay, indicates thyroid hyper-function. However, the suspected hyperthyroidism needs to be confirmed with high levels of T3 (liothyronine) and free t4. All lab tests need to be evaluated in the clinical context and it would be prudent to take up the issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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A TSH level of 511 and neutrophils absolute of 7.0 what does this mean and should i worry?

Depends: on what the lab normals are. In all the labs I've seen, you couldnt get a TSH of 511. 5.11 sure, which is slihglty above normal but NOT what you'd see with thyroid disease. Never seen a neutrophil count of 7.0 that was anything but totally normal. and... if the thyroid is going progressivley abnormal (hashimoto's) TPO antibody test is diagnostic ...Read more

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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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If my TSH level is within the 'normal' range does it mean I don't have a thyroid problem? I've seen people who disagree with this

If my TSH level is within the 'normal' range does it mean I don't have a thyroid problem? I've seen people who disagree with this

The reference range: The "reference range" for a lab result is sometimes called the "normal range," and thus confuses people into thinking that a person is normal if his lab value is within that range. Not quite what it means! Some normal people have results outside the reference range. Some abnormal people have results inside the reference range. Numbers are just numbers, thus the doctor looks at the whole picture. ...Read more

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My TSH level was 6.2 and now it's 3.4 after increasing my thyroid medicine. What does this mean? What is a normal range?

My TSH level was 6.2 and now it's 3.4 after increasing my thyroid medicine. What does this mean? What is a normal range?

Good: That is good. That means the levothyroxine is working. Tsh will go up when there is a deficit of thyroid hormone. The "normal" range is tight and can be found on the lab report. Different labs will have slightly different ranges. ...Read more

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I had a complete thyroidectomy 10 years ago. I just got a call from my PCP and my TSH level was 7.8. What does this mean?

I had a complete thyroidectomy 10 years ago. I just got a call from my PCP and my TSH level was 7.8. What does this mean?

Underactive: More information would be helpful, like why you had the thyroidectomy and what medicines you are on. But, the TSH of 7.8 is slightly elevated, which means your brain is trying to make your thyroid (which you don't have) work harder. The bottom line is this mean you are being slightly under-treated for your underachieve thyroid and likely need to be on a higher dose of levothyroxine. ...Read more

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My TSH level is 4.82 and T4 is .87 and chronic hives. What do these levels mean and could the hives be related?

My TSH level is 4.82 and T4 is .87 and chronic hives.  What do these levels mean and could the hives be related?

Possible: There are a few reports suggesting that thyroid disease may cause hives. My feeling is that this is more suggestive of an autoimmune problem which accounts for about 30% of the cases of chronic hives. You do need thyroid replacement however., ...Read more

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I have a TSH level of 5.69 and just found out that my T4 level is 1.1. What does this mean? If my t3+t4 is normal then what could be the problem?

I have a TSH level of 5.69 and just found out that my T4 level is 1.1. What does this mean? If my t3+t4 is normal then what could be the problem?

Check antibodies: Ask your doctor for a test called thyroid peroxidase antibodies. If it's high or positive, then you have autoimmune thyroid disease and will need thyroid replacement in the future, if not now depending on how you feel. ...Read more

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My TSH level is 9.1, what does it means? do i have hyper or hypo thyroid? & my ESR level is 60, does this ESR level came high becoz of high TSH level?

My TSH level is 9.1, what does it means? do i have hyper or hypo thyroid? & my ESR level is 60, does this ESR level came high becoz of high TSH level?

Need more: information. Elevated TSH with low FT4 will mean hypothyroidism. ESR is non specific and could be elevated in multiple disorders and infections ...Read more

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I am 45 my TSH level is a 16 the doctor said i had hypothyroidism what does this mean and what are the effects?

I am 45 my TSH level is a 16 the doctor said i had hypothyroidism what does this mean and what are the effects?

Doctor's right: Your doctor is right that you have hypothyroidism, underactive thyroid gland. This condition leads to fatigue, low energy, cold intolerance, constipation, and increased cholesterol levels. But how an individual might feel varies widely. Sometimes one feels just fine for a while. It would be advisable to see your doctor to prescribe thyroid hormone supplement at a sufficient dose to get TSH ~1. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 45 my TSH level is a 16 the doctor said i had hypothyroidism what does this mean and what are the effects?

What do you suggest if I am 45 my TSH level is a 16 the doctor said i had hypothyroidism what does this mean and what are the effects?

Many effects: A TSH of 45 frequently means that your thyroid gland is not making enough thyroid hormone. This is called Hypothyroidism. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) rises in an attempt to signal your Thyroid gland to make more thyroid hormone. You need to see your doctor. Hypothyroidism is easily treated. Hypothyroidism slows your body down. You feel cold a lot, gain weight etc ...Read more