A 30-year-old male asked:
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Does the following blood results suggest hypothyroidism? Hashimoto's? TSH: 3.38 FT4 1.63 ng/dl. Can starting m.vitamin with 150mcg iodine increase tsh

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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Normal: Both of these values are normal. Normal is normal. Iodine is ubiquitous in the diet so you really do not need to take supplemental iodine.
Answered on May 29, 2014

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