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Is a tsh level of 2.31 hypothyroidism?

Is a tsh level of 2.31 hypothyroidism?

No: 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, your TSH is in the normal range. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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What to do about hypothyroidism and TSH level help?

What to do about hypothyroidism and TSH level help?

Get treated: Hi. I don't want sound trite, but if you've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, take the thyroid hormone replacement you've been prescribed to treat it! Your doctor will adjust your dose roughly every 6 weeks or so to get your TSH into a goal range (I usually use a goal TSH range of about 1-2). It's easy and works perfectly! Good luck! ...Read more

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What TSH level is considered to be a sign of hypothyroidism?

What TSH level is considered to be a sign of hypothyroidism?

It's controversial: There is broad consensus that a TSH between 0.3-2.5 is normal (assuming no pituitary problem exists), and broad consensus that TSH levels above 10 are abnormal and should be treated. A middle-of-the-road approach might be to say that levels between 5-10 are abnormal, and treatment is likely to be beneficial, and that values between 2.5-5 may be abnormal, and that treatment may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the target TSH level fir hypothyroidism with medication.

What is the target TSH level fir hypothyroidism with medication.

Normal level: We strive to reach a normal TSH when we treat a patient with hypothyroidism. Too much or too little thyroid replacement is not recommended. However there is some debate as to the desired TSH level which can be from 0.5 to 5.0 although currently an upper level of 3.0 is deemed more desirable. Consult a thyroidologist if you have further concern. ...Read more

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I have a high TSH level, but no symptoms of hypothyroidism? Why?

'Sub-clinical': Hello, probably on the basis of 'subclinical hypothyroidism'. Tsh is from the pituitary. The thyroid t3 (liothyronine) and T4 may still be in range. ...Read more

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What to do about hypothyroid diagnosis (tsh level over 100) meds are not working, what could come next?

What to do about hypothyroid diagnosis (tsh level over 100) meds are not working, what could come next?

Wrong Meds: You are probably being treated with Synthroid, (thyroxine) pure T4, and it is not converting to active T3 at the cellular level. Many thyroid resistant patient require pure sustained release T3 to notice any effect. You may also have AutoImmune Thyroiditis in which your immune system is attacking your thyroid. ...Read more

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Tsh level is a 3 which is causing pharmacist to be concerned. I do have many symptoms of hypothyroidism, what tests should be done?

Tsh level is a 3 which is causing pharmacist to be concerned. I do have many symptoms of hypothyroidism, what tests should be done?

Normal TSH 0.45-4.5: Why is your pharmacist concerned? Tsh of 3 is normal. Of course, we're trained to treat the person, not just the numbers so many of us will prescribe enough medication to achieve TSH of 1-2. Tsh less than 0.45 increases risk for hyperthyroidism eg palpitations, tremors, anxiety, insomnia, bone loss, etc. Further testing depends upon your symptoms. Bottom line: talk to your doc who ordered test. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed hypothyroidism with TSH level 516 and shooting to 1000 after 10 days. Now I am on 75 mcg levthyroxine .When TSH will come normal?

A while: Your doctor will need to keep an eye on your blood test frequently the first few months until the correct dose is reached to normalize your thyroid. The medicine works in 2 to 3 weeks, be patient. It will take a while. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid patient for 10+ years. OnThyroxine tablet. TSH level is not stable and keeps fluctuating. Drug Dosage needs to be constantly adjusted.

Hypothyroid patient for 10+ years. OnThyroxine tablet. TSH level is not stable and keeps fluctuating. Drug Dosage needs to be constantly adjusted.

The range: and NORMAL variability of TSH actual levels and MEASUREMENTS make constant adjustment of the dosage of thyroid replacement difficult at best and probably not indicated! Based upon 3-6 MONTH testing the dosage should be adjusted and remain at that level until the next testing!!! Thyroid replacement is NOT like IJNSULIN ......My Opinion Only HOPE it is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a TSH level of 5.69. I am going for a full physical soon. How will i know if I have permanent hypothyroidism? Will it show up in the blood?

I have a TSH level of 5.69. I am going for a full physical soon.  How will i know if I have permanent hypothyroidism? Will it show up in the blood?

Probably: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Hi My TSH level is 6.5 is this hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. is this normal?

Hi My TSH level is 6.5 is this hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. is this normal?

Probably hypo: Hi. In all likelihood, you have subclinical hypothyroidism. It would help to know your free T4. There are VERY rare conditions (emphasis on VERY) due to either TSH-producing pituitary adenomas or mutations in the thyroid receptor where elevations in TSH are seen and the patient does not have subclinical hypothyroidism, but playing the odds, go with hypo. Checking TPO and Tg antibodies may help too ...Read more

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Have hypothyroidism tsh. Level is 2.08 and bloods showed ck level raised. What do I do?

Have hypothyroidism tsh. Level is 2.08 and bloods showed ck level raised. What do I do?

Incomplete info: Your TSH is within normal limits. What was the actual level of ck? Why was this test done? Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Can a high TSH level but normal T4 cause hypothyroid symptoms or not?

Can a high TSH level but normal T4 cause hypothyroid symptoms or not?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can be primary - caused by a weak thyroid gland or secondary to other hormonal problems, like a pituitary problem. Or your thyroid can become dysfunctional secondary to high insulin, estrogen or cortisol. If you have functional hypothyroidism, this problem can go undetected by routine screening tests. More extensive testing can often reveal abonormalities. This is very common. ...Read more

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Should subclinical hypothyroidism be treated with meds ? Tsh level of 4.2 ?

Depends: Treatment should be discussed with your doctor. Depending on your age and cause of your hypothyroidism, it may make sense to treat it. For example, if you are young and have hashimoto's (which equates to a high likelihood of progressing) treatment typically makes sense. ...Read more

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If TSH hormones in one testing are normal, does that exclude hypothyroidism? I have some doubts and lots of symptoms but TSH level is normal.

If TSH hormones in one testing are normal, does that exclude hypothyroidism? I have some doubts and lots of symptoms but TSH level is normal.

What level was TSH?: Some doctors believe if your TSH is above 2.5, you may still have some hypothyrodism. This view is not accepted by all. What were your other thyroid hormone levels? Thyroid antibodies can also tell you if something else is going on. What symptoms do you have? Hard to answer without more info. Dry skin, cold or heat intolerance, weight gain, fatigue? What's going on? ...Read more

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Is it possible to be hypothyroid even if my TSH level is normal? It is 1.3. I have all the symptoms but my doctor doesn't want to test me further.

Is it possible to be hypothyroid even if my TSH level is normal? It is 1.3. I have all the symptoms but my doctor doesn't want to test me further.

Possible: If you have secondary hypothyroidism due to a pituitary deficiency in the ability to produce tsh, you can have a low or normal TSH and still have hypothyroidism. There are other tests (such as a freet4) which can check for this. It's not that common, but possible. ...Read more

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Is a TSH level the only test that is used to monitor my hypothyroidism? My last level was 0.861 but I have been suffering from symptoms of fibromyalg

Is a TSH level the only  test that is used to monitor my hypothyroidism? My last level was 0.861 but I have been suffering from symptoms of fibromyalg

TSH: Tsh measurement is often used, in patients with known hypothyroidism being treated with replacement thyroxine, of systemic response, although exact TSH levels that are ideal vary from person to person. Although your TSH level is in the normal range, you should discuss overall thyroid function with your endocrinologist or pcp. This is independent of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more