A 57-year-old male asked:
my tsh 3rd generation level came back at 9.490. my t4 was normal and t3 (liothyronine) was low.taking 200 mcg. what do these numbers mean?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Prem Gulati answered
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypothyroidism: you may need to increase your medication but ned to see your MD
Answered on Jun 14, 2014
Dr. Ali Saberi answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Still hypothyroid: Not sure how long u have been on thyroid replacement, but if been on 200mcg daily over 6-8 weeks, likely require increase dose. If u have just had u'r medication adjusted the. Repeat TSH usually done in 6 wks; the numbers show that u'r body is still in hypothyroid state and that u'r thyroid gland is making less and less hormone or the T4 is not being converted to T3, (liothyronine) so thyroid medicine needed
Answered on May 28, 2018
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