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How does an elevated t free 4 of 1.94 on scale of .93 - 1.7 affect me? my tsh was .48 scale of .27 - 4.2 it fell in the normal range is it significant

How does an elevated t free 4 of 1.94 on scale of .93 - 1.7 affect me? my tsh was .48 scale of .27 - 4.2 it fell in the normal range is it significant

2 tests, 2 results: Your 2 tests are disparate. The Free T4 suggests you're mildly hyperthyroid. The TSH says you're normal. Generally, the TSH is more accurate but it's possible that your thyroid function is changing or that one of the tests wasn't perfectly accurate (it happens). I suggest you wait 6 weeks and repeat them both. ...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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How does an elevated t free 4 of 1.94 on scale of .93 - 1.7 affect me? my tsh was .48 scale of .27 - 4.2 it fell in the normal range is it significant


How does an elevated t free 4 of 1.94 on scale of .93 - 1.7 affect me? my tsh was .48 scale of .27 - 4.2 it fell in the normal range is it significant

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. Having said that, your lab results are normal, the slightly elevated free T4 is not of concern with normal TSH. It is generally not a good idea to treat lab result, but the patient. ...Read more

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What is tsh?

Activates thyroid.: Tsh, or thyroid stimulating hormone, is a hormone made in the pituitary gland to control how much thyroid hormone is made and released into the bloodstream. High levels of TSH mean the pituitary thinks the body needs more thyroid hormone(that thyroid levels are too low), and low levels of TSH mean that the pituitary thinks the body needs less thyroid hormone. ...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 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 there synthetic tsh?

No: Tsh is produced in the anterior pituitary gland in the brain. Its function is to regulate thyroid hormone production in the thyroid gland itself. The TSH test is just to monitor that feedback loop. If there is too little thyroid hormone, then that is given exogenously because that has a physiologic function. Tsh does not. If the pituitary is treated if it's abnormally producing extra tsh. ...Read more

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