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A 22-year-old male asked:

Is there any clinical condition manifested as hypothyroidism even there's high thyriod level in plasma (assuming hormon receptor complex doesn't work)?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 58 years experience
Hypothyroid: Get a free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 and a TSH test and this should solve the problem. Certain drugs will alter thyroid tests.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Yes, but rare: It has been described, but rarely. Also you can have an abnormality of thyroid binding globulin that can fool some, but not all, thyroid tests. Sometimes thyroid tests point in opposite directions for a period of time due to thyroid inflammation (thyroiditis). This is where you need to ask your doctor and maybe see an endocrinologist.

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