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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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How to reduce my TSH ?

How to reduce my TSH ?

Thyroid hormone.: An elevated TSH usually is seen with low thyroid hormone levels in the blood, i.e. Hypothyroidism. Taking thyroid hormone corrects the high TSH level. ...Read more

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Fluctuating TSH levels?

Fluctuating TSH levels?

Depends: Are you on thyroid replacement currently? Tsh can fluctuate if you are on the wrong kind of thyroid replacement, or you are not taking it regularly, or lab misinterpretation...Work closely with your doc or see a thyroid specialist if this continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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Is a TSH of 6.5 too much ?

A little: Upper limit of normal is 4 to 5. High TSH suggests thyroid deficiency. Consult the site below and see your doctor for replacement therapy. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003684.htm. ...Read more

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My TSH is 3.04 is it normal?

My TSH is 3.04 is it normal?

Probably yes: Look at laboratory reference intervals. Tsh 2-3 is normal but if you have additional questions go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes fluctuating tsh?

What causes fluctuating tsh?

UNCLEAR ETIOLOGY: Typically, once the TSH starts trending up, it means your own thyroid gland is not being capable of producing enough thyroid hormone and until treated with appropriate doses of hormone, it will continue to go up. The answer to your question depends on the time in between labs, weight gain or significant weight loss, etc etc. Any other symptoms ? ...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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How come my TSH fluctuate so much?

See below: 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. What have been the actual values? ...Read more

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Whats the lowest number TSH can be?

Whats the lowest number TSH can be?

TSH: For normal person lowest TSH level should be 0.4mlu/l depending on lab range. It can go further down if some body is taking synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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Tsh at 6.0 , what's those that mean and y?

Tsh at 6.0 , what's those that mean and y?

Hypothyroid: It represents the brain trying to send signals to a thyroid that is not acting normally or is underacting. This common medical condition is known as being hypothyroid. ...Read more

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What is TSH ? What happens when it is 8.2 ?

What is TSH ? What happens when it is 8.2 ?

Low thyroid function: Tsh or thyroid stimulating hormone is a pituitary hormone signaling the thyroid gland to produce hormone. 8.2 is an elevated level (modestly elevated) and suggests hypothyroidism. Rarely TSH will elevate with a pituitary tumor, but very rare. ...Read more

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Wondering why were my TSH levels so different?

Recheck: Recheck it, sometimes might be lab error. ...Read more

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My tsh is 55.0- how come I dont have any symptoms?

Slippery slope: Perhaps you didn't notice b/c slippery slope phenomenon. Anything greater than 4.5 is abnormal but would you notice any difference at 5? Or 6? Or 7? Or 10? Or 20? Maybe it's been slowly declining over time. Like take stairs down high rise rather than elevator. Or may just be lab error. If you really aren't convinced enough to take medication, ask to repeat test. After all, we're here to treat you. ...Read more

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I was just wondering when are TSH levels the lowest?

I was just wondering when are TSH levels the lowest?

Thyroid lab tests: Tsh levels decrease as the free thyroid hormone levels in the blood increase. So if you develop an overactive thyroid gland and produce excessive thyroid hormone your TSH level will drop low. The same can occur if you are taking a thyroid hormone supplement for hypothyroidism and are taking more than what your body needs. ...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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My TSH jumped from 4 to 18 in 3 months. Why would this happen?

My TSH jumped from 4 to 18 in 3 months.  Why would this happen?

R u on medd?: If you are on medicines., make sure you take it on a fairly empty stomach. Make sure you are not taking it with soy based products as this may interfere with the medicine you are taking. ...Read more

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Is 4.73 TSH normal?

Unclear question: Could you please spell out the test that was done and include the units of measure. Please note that lab 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. ...Read more