A 29-year-old female asked:
if my tsh low, t3 (liothyronine) and t4 is normal, is it hypo or hyper thyroidism? should i take iodine? ultra sound is normal, without pathology.
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Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Hypothyroid: The answer to this question depends on what your exact levels are and what type of symptoms you have. "Subclinical Hypothyroidsim" sometimes presents in the manner you describe.
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Endocrinology 43 years experience
Low TSH: A low TSH with normal T3 and free T4 is c/w subclinical hyperthyroidism. In a young person (esp a woman), it could be subclinical Graves disease. Suggest seeing an Endocrinologist. Check antithyroid antibodies (thyroid receptor AB, TPO). If no symptoms, it may not need treatment now. Iodine may only make it worse (it will "feed the beast").
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Besides genetics, what determines the chance of a solid thyroid nodule being cancerous? I have a solid nodule that has grown fast and normal TSH level
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Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Cancer risk: Risk of cancer is higher in patients < 20 and > 70, and in males. Concern for cancer higher if fixed (non-mobile), fast growing, lymph nodes in the neck, firm/hard, history of neck radiation, problems swallowing/talking/breathing. A TSH that is normal is actually more concerning as well. Typically if > 1cm and normal tsh, biopsy is performed. Especially if any other risk factors present.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
I have thyroid disease and I am going to get radiation iodine therapy. Then when can I try to get pregnant?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
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Crest Hill, IL
A 38-year-old male asked:
Do I need thyroid meds? Tsh 7.63, 3.77 & 4.34 within 3 months. Also on androgel, cpap & trilipix & lovaza. Work out & weight watchers, but can't lose
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Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Sounds like your: Thyroid is under active. Treatments available . Follow up with your doctor. Very easy to treat if indicated.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
After nephrectomy for clear cell renal cancer , pathology lab gave me slides of cancer.How can they be helpful for me in screening/prognosis?
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Urology 16 years experience
Just for the record.: After the surgical specimen goes to pathology, the pathologists create slides of the tissue and generate a report summarizing their findings. The cancer type, whether margins were negative, and if lymph node are involved are pathologic findings that impact prognosis. If there is a question or discrepancy, you can seek a second pathologist opinion on these slides or new slides if necessary.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
When pregnant, my dr changed my levoxyl (thyroxine) from 50 to 75. It's been 7 months since I had my baby and i'm still on 75. Should I check on dosage?
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Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: It would be a good idea to get it checked as levels and dosage requirements often change with pregnancy.
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