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Hi Doctor, My sister's tsh level is 7.19 and t3 and t4 is within the range. Does she have to take thyronorm tablets as doc has prescribed for the same.

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Hi Doctor, My sister's tsh level is 7.19 and t3 and t4 is...
Hello, Thanks for the query. Usually thyroxine is prescribed only when TSH levels go beyond 10 mU/L, or there are troublesome symptoms of hypothyroidism are present even at lower than 10 mU/L TSH. Another situation is if her Anti TPO antibodies are more than normal then also it is prescribed. At 7.19 mU/L there is no reason to recommend Thyroxine (unless above is true). Thanks.
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