Thyroid Disorders Community
tsh level
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to thyroid issues, goiter, Graves disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, metabolism, parathyroid, pituitary gland, thyroiditis, and thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

tsh level

I jsut went in for thyroid test and my tsh level came back as a 9.0.  Is this to high?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
2062492_tn?1377041856
My gyn said normal range is .3 to 5.0. So yours is a bit high.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
About ten years ago, AACE recommended TSH range be adjusted to 0.3-3.0.  Labs and doctors have been very slow to adopt that range.  So, yes, yours is high, possibly indicating hypothyroidism.

Was TSH the only test done?  TSH is a scrrening test at best, and an out-of-range TSH indicates the need for more testing,  FREE T3 and FREE T4 (the actual thyroid hormones) should be tested, symptoms evaluated and decisions on whether to start meds based on those.  Be sure to ask for FREE T3 and FREE T4, which are different and much more informative than total T3 and total T4..."free" must be specified or you'll get total.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders Community Resources
Top Thyroid Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
goolarra
Sisters, OR
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
649848_tn?1424570775
Blank
Barb135
FL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
flyingfool
WI
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia
657231_tn?1453836403
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ