What does a TSH level of 6.9 and a normal T4 level mean?
I have a doctors appointment three weeks from now to discuss these levels, but I'm curious and concerned and don't want to wait. I have attempted internet research but there seems to be much conflicting information about this and not much explanation with any of the information so I can decide what makes more sense.
One site said that high TSH and normal T4 is mild hypothyroidism which is subclinical. That doesn't sound too bad. I could wait three weeks to address that. Other sites actually give numbers, but one range ends at 3.0 and another at 5.0 or 5.5. 3.0? 6.9 is more than twice that, not even considering the range doesn't start until around 1.0. This one worries me more. I could possible try to get a same-day appointment or try to convince them I need to come in sooner, but ... I don't know. What do you think?
Have any experience with these numbers that you will/can share to shed some light on this situation for me?
Your input is greatly appreciated ...
Can't go by what others say or what you read on the internet. You have to go by what you Lab's reference range, due to difference in measuring and calculating. Normally range of 3 and below is a target range for treatment, not diagnose. Diagnose range can be as high as 10 plus and depends on other factors. 6.9 is not too concerning considering 300, 400 and 500. I wouldn't consider this a rush situation. Just relax, wait and see what your doctor has to say first, before rushing into panic mode.
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