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I recently had a blood test through a wellness program at

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I recently had a blood test through a wellness program at work. the results showed an elevated tsh level of 4.990. the excepted range from this lab is 0.450-4.500. I have read some of the symptoms and do have fatigue and weight gain problems and was wondering if I should see my doctor. Or is 4.990 not a big deal?

Hello tim660,

You really should see your doctor for more thorough testing.

He/She will run a complete thyroid panel.

Values can be abnormally increased if you are on lithium,& potassium iodide.

Having a higher level can mean that you have hypothyroidism.

Some of the symptoms are:


Dry skin

weight gain

decreased energy

irregular heart beat.

Hope this helps.

Best Wishes,


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