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What does TSH level of 15.3 indicate?

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Dr. Mirjeta Guni

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Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: My tSH is 15.3
T4 is 7.5
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
These are suggestive of hypothyroidism.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
The above results described suggestive of hypothyroidism.

Usually it has an autoimmune origin but it should be confirmed with;
- Anti-TPO antibodies and antiTg antibodies.

These antibodies attack the thyroid gland and destroy it, as a result the thyroid does not produce enough hormone and it should be substituted by taking it orally.

Levothyroxine should be started ( 50 mcg in the mornimg) and after 6 weeks TSH should be rechecked to see if the dose is correct.

Hope the information is helpful.
Kind regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
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