Q. Does high TSH range mean any problem?

Answered by
Dr. Rufiat Kazi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Sep 24, 2018

Hello doctor,

If TSH range is 18.64, does it mean any problem?

Dr. Rufiat Kazi

Community Medicine Family Physician
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Hi,

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TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test is done to check for thyroid function of the body. The normal range that can be considered within limits is up to 5.5. Since your value is 18.64, it falls in the higher range. It means you are suffering from a condition known as hypothyroidism. You will need to start medications for the same. I would suggest you consult a physician who will treat any associated symptoms you are experiencing and also start you on medications.

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