A 27-year-old member asked:
can you let me know how many times should i be tested for hypothyroidism?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi answered
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Every 6-12 months: And sooner if there has been a dose change. If it is a toddler or infant, then more frequent monitoring is needed.
Answered on Oct 8, 2011
Dr. Su Fairchild answered
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Right testing needed: It is not the number of time your TSH should be checked but rather finding a doctor who will do the correct thyroid tests. Tsh is not enough to diagose problems. Also need thyroid antibodies, free t3, (liothyronine) reverse t3, (liothyronine) and free t4.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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