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Can you have a thyroid problem if you have a normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (tsh)?
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Yes
The 'normal' TSH level is determined statistically, not clinically.
Some people in the upper part of the 'normal' range will have symptoms and will benefit from treatment. This is similar to people on thyroid hormone treatment who have an increase in tsh, due to further failure of the thyroid, report recurence of symptoms and improvement with adjustment of their treatment.

In brief: Yes
The 'normal' TSH level is determined statistically, not clinically.
Some people in the upper part of the 'normal' range will have symptoms and will benefit from treatment. This is similar to people on thyroid hormone treatment who have an increase in tsh, due to further failure of the thyroid, report recurence of symptoms and improvement with adjustment of their treatment.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: Yes
A normal TSH doesn't rule out hypothyoidism as a result of pituitary hypofunction, nor does it rule out thyroiditis, nodular disease, etc.

In brief: Yes
A normal TSH doesn't rule out hypothyoidism as a result of pituitary hypofunction, nor does it rule out thyroiditis, nodular disease, etc.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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