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do i need thyroid hormone if i have low free t3, (liothyronine) normal tsh and high tpo antibodies?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Possibly.: The TSH is normal so it might be a variation of normal or euthyroid. It also might be a developing thyroid condition, but there would be symptoms, like fatigue. The tpo antibodies might mean hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is usually associated with hypothyroidism. It would be wise to see your doctor to follow up.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang commented
51 years experience Endocrinology
Many, but not all people will have symptoms of hypothyroidism when their TSH is the high part of the normal range
Apr 15, 2013
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
16 years experience Pharmacology
Maybe: Oral T3 (liothyronine) may be what you need. However, you should consult an endocrinologist.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015

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