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what does it mean if my thyroid levels are low

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Dr. Barbara Hummel
32 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Once the : Thyroid and iron are addressed it would be perfectly safe to resume donations.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Hypothyroidism: When the thyroid makes too little hormone (t4 and t3), the pituitary makes more TSH to try to compensate. So an elevated TSH is indicative of a thyro ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
44 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Not hyperthyroid: If you were hyperthyroid your free T4 would be high and TSH
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypothyroid: The answer to this question depends on what your exact levels are and what type of symptoms you have. "Subclinical Hypothyroidsim" sometimes presents ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Beck
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info: Is tsh is low then you have too much thyroid hormone and vise versa. If you have an abnormal thyroid lab, this would need to be addressed by an MD.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid tests: There is not "a" thyroid test, there are many different ones. So it is hard to know what the number "20" means. If 20 is your TSH, that is high, and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Results of lab tests need to be interpreted in the context of whole health status. What test did you have and what was the actual result? It would be ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Actual values: It would be useful to discuss the matter with your doctor who has the actual values of all tests. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinic ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need medication: It generally means that you need medication to replace your thyroid hormone. You may also need vitamin D and calcium. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 ... Read More

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