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What does it mean if my thyroid levels are low

A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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
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.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
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
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Beck
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
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
Endocrinology 44 years experience
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
"almost" low: means normal, so stop worrying about your lab values. Your nodules, on the other hand, need someone to evaluate your clinical parameters and ultrasoun... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Thyroid antibodies: Everyone will have some antibodies. This depends on what antibody you are measuring as to what level is accepted as normal. Look on the normal rang... Read More