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TSH level, Should I be put on medication?

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April 10,2015
I just got the TSH level blood work back. It is 7.590. Should I be put on thyroid medication?

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replied April 13th, 2015
Gland Disorders Answer A51762
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Your TSH levels are high and are suggestive of hypothyroidism. TSH is a screening test and not a deffinitive diagnostic test Its result should be considered with other tests specialy T-3 and T-4 levels.High TSH levels are most commonly due to underacting thyroid or hyper secretion from pituitary. There are certain medications that can effect results of TSH levels , steroids for example.If the underlying cause of your high TSH level is underactive thyroid you should be started on tab thyroxin , but Information you provided is not enough to warrant any diagnosis.

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