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I have a high TSH but normal T4 levels, what does this mean?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Hypothyroidism

The TSH test is10 times more sensitive for the diagnosis of hypothyroidism that the t4.
The TSH is reported on a log scale so that small changes in the TSH value are caused by relatively big changes in the blood level. This is a reflection of the pituitary being extremely sensitive to change in the T3 (liothyronine) level if you have symptoms it would be wise to seek treatment.

In brief: Hypothyroidism

The TSH test is10 times more sensitive for the diagnosis of hypothyroidism that the t4.
The TSH is reported on a log scale so that small changes in the TSH value are caused by relatively big changes in the blood level. This is a reflection of the pituitary being extremely sensitive to change in the T3 (liothyronine) level if you have symptoms it would be wise to seek treatment.
Dr. Robert Lang
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