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I just received a copy of some blood tests.One item stated

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I just received a copy of some blood tests.One item stated : TSH,ULTRA SENSITIVE 8.55 and an X in the high column. In laymen's language, what does this mean and what are the likely resuls for me?---Wally

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism several years ago.

any TSH higher than 3 indicates your thyroid is not performing correctly.

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high TSH is treatable.


you should see your primary care physician immediately.

high TSH is usually accompanied by unexplained weight gain and a feeling of being tired all the time.


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