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My free T4 is high 19.30 pmol/l and my TSH is also high 4.530 mlu/l. What does this mean?

My free T4 is high 19.30 pmol/l and my TSH is also high 4.530 mlu/l.  What does this mean?

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

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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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Tsh 6.5 level is high?

Tsh 6.5 level is high?

YES: The normal range i our area is 0-4 to4mlu/l it varies from area to area and lab but never from 0.5 to5.5 mlu/l. 6.5 is high. Thanks. ...Read more

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How severe is too high for tsh?

Anything: That is consistently about normal is too high. Check w/your doctor, as opinions do vary as to when to begin treatment. ...Read more

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My TSH is 44.5 is it high or low?

My TSH is 44.5 is it high or low?

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 more

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Please describe the meaning of TSH 14.47 it is too high?

Please describe the meaning of TSH 14.47 it is too high?

Yes it is high: High TSH means your thyroid is underactive. You need to see a thyroid specialist(endocrinologist) to check you for hypothyroidism which will require more testing and then treatment with thyroxine in case your TSH level remains above a level of 5. ...Read more

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Tsh level is 5.69 is that high?

Tsh level is 5.69 is that high?

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 more

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What can cause a false high tsh?

What can cause a false high tsh?

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

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What is high tsh, 3rd generation?

What is high tsh, 3rd generation?

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

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My TSH level was 320. Is that too high?

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 more

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Is a TSH level of 2.20 too high for a person?

No: If it is below 5 it is normal. So you do not need to worry. ...Read more

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What does high tsh 3rd generation level means?

Hypothyroidism: Typically it means that you have an underactive thyroid and may need replacement. ...Read more

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What should my TSH level be is 10.4 to high or to low?

What should my TSH level be is 10.4 to high or to low?

Too high: That indicates that you have hypothyroidism. You need to be seen and started on thyroid replacement. ...Read more

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What to do if i recently found that my TSH level is high. Need guidance.?

What to do if i recently found that my TSH level is high. Need guidance.?

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

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Hi, I am a male and i would like to know if a 3.41 TSH level is too high ?

Hi, I am a male and i would like to know if a 3.41 TSH level is too high ?

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

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Is a TSH level of 2.20 too high for a person? P.S : It was 4.32 last month Help me please

Most likely normal: Depending on the lab where you had it done, ranges of TSH will vary but typically, anywhere from 0.45 to 4.5 is considered normal. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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 more

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