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What does this TSH level of 6.6 indicate?

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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

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Posted on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: I AM A WOMAN AGED 51. I HAD BEEN PRESCRIBED THYRONORM BY MY ORTHOPAEDIC ALONG WITH OTHER MEDICINES. NOW ORTHOPAEDIC PROBLEM IS GONE. I HAVE BEEN TAKING THYRONORN 37.5 SINCE LAST ONE YAER. MY PRESENT LEVEL OF TSH IS 6.6(CHECKED 2 DAYS BACK).WHAT DOSE OF THYRONORM SHOULD I TAKE NOW.


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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Dose modification advisable.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concern. The TSH level is slightly raised and so dose alteration is advisable. If I had a patient like you, I would probably have suggested a dose of 50 mcg per day. You should discuss with your treating physician before altering the dose. You should also remain under his follow up.

Let me know if I could be of further assistance.

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