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What Happens When Tsh Are Too 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
It's the opposite: The thyroid system is complex. Thyroid stimulating hormone is like the gas pedal for the thyroid gland. When TSH is high, it is your pituitary screaming for more thyroid hormone (t4) to be made - and vice-versa. With your TSH so high, it means your thyroid status (or med dose) is in the basement. It is either time to start thryoid replacement hormone by mouth or significantly increase your dose! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A little: It depends on the lab but that is just a bit elevated. Generally a lab test called free T4 is done when this borderline. If the free t 4 is low that would confirm that you are hypothyroid. When the numbers are borderline often down the road they will become frankly abnormal. If there are symptoms such as fatigue and weight gain then i would be more inclined to treat sooner then later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: Any lab can have a temporary problems doing any test accurately. That is why an abnormal level should always be repeated to verify it. There are temporary causes for high TSH (resolving subacute thyroiditis), so that a 2nd TSH level done a few weeks after an abnormal one, could be normal. Subclinical hypothyroidism will have a high TSH with other thyroid levels normal, no symptoms. ...Read more
Same as others: The 3d generation TSH assays are best at the lowest ranges - the upper range is debatable as tsh, unlike most products in the blood is not distributed in populations in a bell curve. The upper limits of the "normal" range of 4 to 5 in assays of all generations is probably wrong. ...Read more
TSH 320: This value is very high. It means that your thyroid gland is seriously underactive. There are potentially serious consequences of underactive thyroid gland. Evaluation and correction is essential. It takes considerable time. I hope you are receiving care and are already on thyroid hormone replacement therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Easily treated: An elevated 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 may want to have it checked again to be sure. But Hypothyroidsism is easily treated with medication. ...Read more
Thyroid condition: I understand your concern. Thyroid stimulating hormone( tsh) blood test is done to determine if thyroid gland is normal, hypoactive, or hyperactive. Tsh of 3.41 is within normal limits as per diagnostic lab services of hawaii. Please see your physician for diagnosis of thyroid condition, including tsh, t3, (liothyronine) t4; and treatment as necessary. ...Read more
Is TSH 7.14 high for a male 57 year old and has diabetes. What is the range for TSH in a male of this age group.
TSH in 57 M: You say you are a F of 44. You are not to ask questions here about another person. Please have him ask it. Anyway you should always ask the lab that did the test what is the normal range as different labs may use different assay methods and "normals" can vary between labs. ...Read more
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
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