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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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Why were my TSH levels so high?

Why were my TSH levels so high?

Was not producing: Enough thyroid hormone- underactive

when on correct dose, it will return to normal tsh ...Read more

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Two possible causes of high levels of TSH?

Two possible causes of high levels of TSH?

Hypothyroidism or...: Over 99% of the tine the cause is hypothyroidism, which itself has many causes, as mentioned by Dr. Kaur.
I advise everyone with hypothyroidism to ask their doctor to test them for thyroiditis, as most will have this and treatment is a bit different from plain hypothyroidism.
Another cause can be a pituitary gland tumor. Most pituitary tumors are benign. ...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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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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What does a tsh level 13 mean is it really high, little high? And what are the future health risks for such a number

Rather high: It is high enough to warrant treatment even if your T4 is normal. Your T3 (liothyronine) should be checked also ...Read more

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Hi, I got my TSH level checked today it has come to be 18.5 whish is way too high from the normal range. What should be the future course of action?

Hi, I got my TSH level checked today it has come to be 18.5 whish is way too high from the normal range. What should be the future course of action?

Repeat test: Also measure T4 and Thyroid antibodies (Thyroglobulin and Thyroid peroxidase) If T4 low and antibodies elevated, your physician should consider treating you for Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why are elevated TSH levels dangerous?

Why are elevated TSH levels dangerous?

Hypothyroidism: Elevated TSH strongly suggests that hypothyroidism is present which, if untreated, can produce numerous problems such as fatigue, weight gain, constipation and impaired thinking. Rarely the cause could be a pituitary tumor. ...Read more

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What is considered a high TSH level?

What is considered a high TSH level?

Above 4.5: In most labs, a value above 4.5 is high. However, symptoms related to low thyroid correlate much better with free T4 levels, rather than tsh. There are many people with elevated tsh, normal free t4, who feel perfectly normal (subclinical hypothyroidism). Persistently high TSH levels is indicative of a failing thyroid. ...Read more

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What is a dangerously high TSH level?

What is a dangerously high TSH level?

Hypothyroidism: The actual thyroid hormone is T4 and t3 (liothyronine). When they are low, TSH elevates, but how high is somewhat variable, and "high tsh" per se is not dangerous. A low t4/t3 (liothyronine) can be dangerous; TSH is a good marker of thyroid function, but often it is necessary to measure ft4 or t3 (liothyronine). A mild elevation of TSH (eg. 4-10) is often without any symptoms and a normal ft4. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high TSH level?

What are the symptoms of high TSH level?

High tsh has no: Symptoms, but indicates hypothyroidis, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart rate depression impaired memor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is 23.69 a high or low TSH level?

High: The normal range for a TSH usually is up to 4.5 for most labs. This is a higher than normal number. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight if I have high TSH levels?

High TSH: Ask your doctor to correct your thyroid abnormality with medication. There is no substitute, however, for eating right and exercising. ...Read more

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My last blood results showed a high TSH levels but t3andt4 in normal range. Should I see someone regarding hypotyhroidism?

Yes: An elevated TSH indicates that your pituitary gland feels that your thyroid level is somewhat low. The fact that the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are normal means that the problem is still mild. If you have symptoms of an underactive thyroid, treatment with thyroid hormone is indicated. If you have no symptoms, and the TSH is only mildly high, one can repeat the level in a few months and see if it has changed. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid! My dosage was to high and needed to be adjusted! My TSH was. 069 how long will it take to get back to normal levels?

If you change: To the correct level, it will take 4-6 weeks to reequilibrate. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement, as the generics are unreliable and levels can vary from one month to the next. ...Read more

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Tsh levels ok, but T4 level high. 10 days ago started a lower dose of levolthyroxine, but still not feeling better. How soon will I feel better?

4-6wks. . .: There's a wide range of normal for TSH but we don't usually recheck after dose change until 4-6wks have passed as it takes that long for adjustment to take place. You didn't mention how you're feeling poorly, just that you're not better. Chat w/your GP about how you feel. S/he can tell you when/why to come back. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/women/guide/understanding-thyroid-problems-basics ...Read more

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My TSH level is 15.6 and two months ago it was normal. It takes months to normalize but why has it elevated so quickly and what should be done?

You imply that you..: Are taking thyroxine therapy

if so, quick rise may be that your
1. Taking it at same time as other meds
2. With food

should be first thing in am 45 min before eating or other meds

may have changed company making it
use brand name synthroid

took wrong dose. ...Read more

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Can there be any natural remedies for high levels of tsh?

Yes: If you call 'natural' the ones from animal thyroid, there exist several. Armour thyroid is one. The most commonly used form of thyroid is levothyroxine generic or brand which is manufactured but identical to the human T4 which our body produces. The problem is that sometimes an individual requires more t3 (liothyronine) than the amount that can come from t4. Armour thyroid has more t3 (liothyronine) relative to the T4 content. ...Read more

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I have a high TSH but normal T4 levels, what does this mean?

I have a high TSH but normal T4 levels, what does this mean?

Hypothyroidism: The TSH test is10 times more sensitive for the diagnosis of hypothyroidism that the t4. The TSH is reported on a log scale so that small changes in the TSH value are caused by relatively big changes in the blood level. This is a reflection of the pituitary being extremely sensitive to change in the T3 (liothyronine) level if you have symptoms it would be wise to seek treatment. ...Read more

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My tsh level is 178 - is this dangerously high. T4 is 7.9 I believe?

Hypothyroid: It would be helpful to know what units those test results are. TSH is typically measured as mIU/L or micro IU/ml, with normal ranges up to 4.5. Total T4 is typically measured as micrograms/dl with normal ranges of 4.5-12, but can also be measured as nmol/L with normal ranges of 60-160. The TSH appears to be out of proportion to the T4 level, but you should be taking thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned of a high tsh level with a normal TSH 4 level?

I assume you mean a: High TSH with a normal T-4???
That is usually indicative of very early (subclinical) hypOthyroidism (LOW thyroid)
If the gland is NORMAL size (not enlarged) your Doctor may wish to just follow this finding.
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more