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Should I get treated for hypothyroidism if TSH levels are 3.96 and symptoms are present?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: May be worth at try.

This is likely a high normal or even slightly above-normal result wtih some assays.
Ask your doctor for an anti-thyroid antibody level. If elevated, i would definitely recommend treatment. If not elevated, a low-dose trial of T4 for a few months (aim for TSH around 1.0) may still be a good idea if you are having hypothyroid symptoms. It can be discontinued later if symptoms do not improve.

In brief: May be worth at try.

This is likely a high normal or even slightly above-normal result wtih some assays.
Ask your doctor for an anti-thyroid antibody level. If elevated, i would definitely recommend treatment. If not elevated, a low-dose trial of T4 for a few months (aim for TSH around 1.0) may still be a good idea if you are having hypothyroid symptoms. It can be discontinued later if symptoms do not improve.
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