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Do TSH counts of 7.5 and 12.5 for fasting and non fasting respectively indicate hypothyroid or cortisol ?

MY TSH IS 7.5(FASTING) & 12.5(NON FASTING).BUT MY DOCTOR SAYS YOU HAVE CORTISOL PROBLEM INSTEAD OF HYPOTHYROID.DOES IT POSSIBLE
Asked On : Mon, 27 Jun 2011
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Hi welcome to HealthcareMagic

the above TSH levels are within normal range only mildly elevated in on fasting stage... the TSH does not vary with the fasting or with food taken... The patient is assessed to Hypothyroid, Hyperthyroid, Euthyroid only by the levels of T3 T4 in blood and not related to food taken.. TSH is Used an Guide line for the treatment thats all, main is T3 T4, Normal range of t4 is 0.8 to 2 ng / dl... you need to do hormonal assay to find out whether suffering from cortisol level...


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Answered: Mon, 27 Jun 2011
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