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Question by  labinc02 (19)

What does it mean if my TSH is high?

My doctor told me I have a high TSH.


Answer by  nurseBetty (76)

High levels of TSH, or thyroid-stimulating hormone, could be indicative of primary hypothyroidism which is basically a dysfunctional thyroid gland. If you are on medications such as lithium or potassium iodide, to name a couple, your TSH blood levels may falsely show high.


Answer by  soapjunkie (581)

A high thyroid-stimulating hormone test result often means an underactive thyroid gland that is not responding properly to the stimulation of TSH due to either an acute or chronic thyroid dysfunction or to a lack of medication if previously diagnosed with a thyroid condition. Check with your doctor.


Answer by  Laura47 (138)

It usually means that you have an underactive thyroid or some other thyroid disfunction. In very rare cases, it can be a sign of pituitary problems.

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