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Could a TSH level of 2.6 on a TSH ultra test explain unexpected weight gain?
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
In brief: TSH
Not likely but you really need to look at your T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well.
High tsh, normal T3 (liothyronine) & T4 = mild (subclinical) hypothyroidism. High tsh, low t4, low or normal T3 (liothyronine) = hypothyroidism. If you truly have hypothyroidism, that may be the cause of your weight gain.

In brief: TSH
Not likely but you really need to look at your T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well.
High tsh, normal T3 (liothyronine) & T4 = mild (subclinical) hypothyroidism. High tsh, low t4, low or normal T3 (liothyronine) = hypothyroidism. If you truly have hypothyroidism, that may be the cause of your weight gain.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Yes
Although the TSH is in the 'normal' range, many people will have one or more symptoms of hypothyroidism at that level.
When healthy, normal people are tested, the majority have a TSH below 1.0 and almost all have a TSH below 2.0. This is also true of people on thyroid hormone who feel good.

In brief: Yes
Although the TSH is in the 'normal' range, many people will have one or more symptoms of hypothyroidism at that level.
When healthy, normal people are tested, the majority have a TSH below 1.0 and almost all have a TSH below 2.0. This is also true of people on thyroid hormone who feel good.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang
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