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If my tsh, 3rd generation is high is that a thyroid promblem?
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
In brief: High TSH
This indicates failing thyroid gland.
Tsh is the most sensitive test of thyroid function. It's sort of like the red light in your car. You may have to add gas or coolant or your car will eventually slow down or stop.

In brief: High TSH
This indicates failing thyroid gland.
Tsh is the most sensitive test of thyroid function. It's sort of like the red light in your car. You may have to add gas or coolant or your car will eventually slow down or stop.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Yes
A high TSH in any assay - 1st or 3d generation means your thyroid is being pushed to work (subclinical hypothyroidism) or has failed (hypothyroidism).
Ask your doctor if you need treatment. If you are a woman thinking about pregnancy see a thyroidologist to see if you need treatment.

In brief: Yes
A high TSH in any assay - 1st or 3d generation means your thyroid is being pushed to work (subclinical hypothyroidism) or has failed (hypothyroidism).
Ask your doctor if you need treatment. If you are a woman thinking about pregnancy see a thyroidologist to see if you need treatment.
Dr. David Geffner
Dr. David Geffner
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