• question-icon

    What does my thyroid function test report indicate?

default
Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: TSH count was 6.45 when I took test before 7 months and now TSH is 5.4 . Is it fine ? Is there any duet control or any way to control less than 5 (good level)
doctor
Answered by Dr. Elona Xhardo 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
With the thyroid hormone replacent therapy,you can control your TSH.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have gone through your question.
I can understand your concern.

TSH is a hormone that controls thyroid gland activity.

It’s typically used as a marker of thyroid health
.Normal TSH levels for the average adult range are from 0.4 ‑ 4.0 mIU/L.(Small variations in results can occur depending on the laboratory and its methods used, as well as the time of day your blood was taken.)

If you have a high TSH level,this means that you have hypothyroidism.
(You didn't mention your thyroid diagnose and if you actually take any treatement.Theseare important elements of your medical history)

Anyway i can say that TSH=5,4 is slightly upper the limit of normal range.It is better than 7 months ago but it is not within the normal range.

There is one way to control your TSH.
The thyroid hormone replacement therapy(Levothyroxine) will help you to normalise your TSH level.(If you haven't yet used this treatement i suggest to start as soon as possible.

My advice is to consult a local endocrinologist for the right thyroid diagnose and the prescription of levothyroxine.

Hope this is helpful.
If you have other doubts,feel free and ask.I wil be happy to help.
Best regards.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Elona Xhardo

Endocrinologist

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 814 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Hypothyroidism

doctor1 MD

dear doctor,i m diagnosed with pcod along with hypothyroidism with high homocysteine level .For treating secondary infertility,i m taking oosure...

doctor1 MD

Hi i am 27 year old femalefeeling very dizzi in eyes from past 2 weeks . i am quite tensed and dont know how to resolve it . I have a kid of 1 and...

doctor1 MD

i am 49 years old male. recently I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism also my b12 and vitamin d levels also very low. I am taking eltroxin ,...

doctor1 MD

Hi doctor, my daughter is 17yr old. She is having Hypothyroid problem since last 2 yrs. She is gaining weight and there is no period without pills....

doctor1 MD

I HAVE HAD HYPOTHYROIDISM FOR WHAT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER. I HAVE GONE TO MANY DIFFERENT DOCTORS AND ALL THEY DO IS GO BACK AND FORTH WITH THE DOSAGE...

doctor1 MD

what could cause chills all the time with no fever

doctor1 MD

My Mother is 67 years old. For past few months, she has been suffering from black patches and itching in her lower right leg. She consulted an...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

133 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Elona Xhardo
  • Q - Suggest treatment for extreme fatigue and cough

  • Q - How to transform from a male to a female?

  • Q - What causes nausea, headache and low basal body temperature?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for symptoms of peripheral neuropathy

  • Q - Suggest treatment for severe hair loss while treating hypothyroidism

  • Q - Does intake of Omeprazole have an effect on Insulin secretion?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for water retention and edema

  • Q - Does Metformin interact with Glipizide?

  • Q - Is honey a good substitute for sugar while having diabetes?

  • Q - Is TPO antibody level of 1,189 a cause for concern?

backtotop2