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    Old 11-09-2016, 10:57 AM   #1
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    I'm a 21 year old female and my TSH result is 5.22. What does this mean?

    I just joined this site, because I was reading up on thyroid disorders and I have so many questions... I'm 21 years old, a female, and obese. I am 5 ft tall and weigh around 80 kilos and have been overweight since the age of 7. I've been stuck at 5 feet since 10. I got my period at age 14 and it was highly irregular to the point where I didn't menstruate for 2 whole years. My hormone tests always came back normal. But for the past year I've been suffering from insane bloating, acidity and constipation. I finally showed a doctor last month and he said to get a blood sugar test and a TSH test done. The blood sugar test came back healthy but the TSH was at 5.22 so the doctor said he wouldn't recommend treatment just yet, and said to take the TSH test again in 3 months. If the result came back as high as 10-12 only then to see him again. He's a gastroenterologist. He didn't suggest testing my T4 and T3 levels. Should I get them done? Can I get them done if my doctor doesn't tell me to? He just gave me pills and lifestyle advice for the constipation and bloating and it wasn't helping so all he said was to try 2 months instead of 3 before doing the TSH test again. Is he right? Or is 5.22 enough to be alarmed about given my symptoms and age? Even when I take the pills and have a healthy diet and workout, it doesn't work. A new pill or new dosage will improve conditions for the first week or so and then I go back to my previous state. I hate the bloating. It intervenes with weight loss. Makes me look like I have a baby bump. And no matter how hard I workout, my weight never decreases. Any insight will be highly appreciated, thanks!

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