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I had blood work done and tsh was 0.852 is that high or low and what is it?

I had blood work done and tsh was 0.852 is that high or low and what is it?

Normal TSH.: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone is made in the pituitary gland and it controls the thyroid. If your thyroid hormone level is low then the TSH signal from the pituitary increases. If the TSH is high then it usually means you need more thyroid hormone. That TSH number is in the normal range. There are conditions where that relationship between the blood tests doesn't work. Check with your doctor. ...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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I had blood work done & my TSH results were 0.006.. Can you please tell me if that is normal or what does that mean?

I had blood work done & my TSH results were 0.006.. Can you please tell me if that is normal or what does that mean?

Not normal: The screening test is pointing to hyperthyroidism- high thyroid level. You need to see your physician to do more lab work and possibly a thyroid uptake and scan. ...Read more

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I recently had blood work done. My result for the TSH 3rd gen came back 1.360. Is this something to be concerned about?

I recently had blood work done. My result for the TSH 3rd gen came back 1.360. Is this something to be concerned about?

No: 1.36 is a normal level of TSH . Most patients on replacement with thyroid hormone for hypothyroidism endocrinologist try to shoot for the mid range or normal which is 1-2 and you are right there. ...Read more

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Recently got blood work- TSH normal range is 0.35-5.00 and mine was 4.93. Is that really normal?

Recently got blood work- TSH normal range is 0.35-5.00 and mine was 4.93. Is that really normal?

Yes.: If the TSH is within the reference range, is is rare that the patient would need any adjustment in thyroid treatment. Initiating higher doses with a TSH within the normal range may increase the risk of osteoporosis and arrhythmia. Usually, perceived symptoms that led to the testing of the TSH are not from the thyroid if the TSH is "ok." Look for other causes of symptoms. ...Read more

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I got thyroid blood work done and there was an abnormal drop in tsh. What does this mean? Should I be concerned?

I got thyroid blood work done and there was an abnormal drop in tsh. What does this mean? Should I be concerned?

Not enough info: Hi. We need more info. Is your TSH now well below the normal range? If it is (assuming your pituitary's healthy), your TSH is suppressed, and that means you are hyperthyroid. Your free T4 and free T3 (liothyronine) should also be measured. It would be good to see an endocrinologist unless your doc is very comfortable with this. Good luck! ...Read more

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27 yrs old. This years blood work showed: Low TSH, and total T-3 and free T-4 are both high. Last year's test were fine. What could thus indicate?

Mild hyperthyroidism: Unless you are taking thyroid medication (and taking too much) this could mean mild hyperthyroidism. If your doc measured TSH, FT3 and FT4, (s)he must have suspected something. Most likely cause of hyperthyroidism in a 27 yo woman is Graves disease or one of several forms of thyroiditis. You may need to see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Just got blood work results. Glucose, mcv, and TSH all high. Any connection ?

Just got blood work results.  Glucose, mcv, and TSH all high.  Any connection ?

Yes: High TSH and high MCV are both seen in hypothyroidism. Were the labs fasting? If not taken fasting, high glucose may not be anything to worry about. Glucose testing to screen for diabetes should always be tested initially with strict fasting. Following up this lab data with your physician is important because you may need thyroid hormone and sequential follow up testing. ...Read more

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Will dielatin 300mg a day make TSH high in blood work and if so why thay keep giving more and more pills?

Will dielatin 300mg a day make TSH high in blood work and if so why thay keep giving more and more pills?

Faster breakdown: Dilantin, like many anti-seizure meds, can speed up certain enzymes in the liver that metabolize, or break down thyroid hormone into inactive chemicals. Since more thyroid hormone is broken down on a daily basis, more must be put into the bloodstream to keep levels up. The thyroid can usually do this naturally, but if someone is already needed pills, a stronger pill may be needed w/ dilantin. ...Read more

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