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What does it mean if I got T3 (liothyronine) test results above the upper limit of reference range and TSH and T4 are in between the range?
Probably fine: Reference range is where most people fall. This may simply be the way you are put together. If you have no symptoms of thyroid disease, i'd not be concerned unless your personal physician is. I'm glad you're taking this proactive approach to your health. Good luck. ...Read more
I have hypothyroid from 6 months and recently when tested got t3-1.25, t4-8.54, tsh-0.018..Is it dangerous to hav such low TSH and do it affect fertilit?
It depends: I assume you are taking thyroid hormone for your diagnosis of hypothyroidism. The low TSH tells us that you are taking too much thyroid hormone. However, the normal T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels tell us that you need only a slightly lower dose. Any time the thyroid level is off, it can affect fertility, so you want to have it normal. ...Read more
I got tsh/t3/t4 checked. T3 (liothyronine) is abnormal the other 2 are fine. Song endocrinologist in August. Cancer is in remission but really concerned please help?
Thyroid labs : Hi. If TSH was normal, you should be fine. Endo's only test FREE T4, so if it was normal too, even better. Both total T3 (liothyronine) and free T3 (liothyronine) can have caveats to their interpretation, but if free T4 and TSH are normal, I'd conclude it's not your thyroid. Bear in mind, Armour thyroid has lot-to-lot variability, and contains T3 (liothyronine), so you might be better on l-thyroxine. I'm glad the cancer's doing well! ...Read more
26 yr old and 54 kgs on eltroxin 100 mcg from 2 mnth got tested then T3 (liothyronine) and T4 normal but TSH is 0.138. So what should I do?
Yes: A high TSH suggests thyroid hypo-function. Tsh often changes before t3 (liothyronine) and t4. If would be prudent to consult your doctor for thyroid supplementation. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Be careful: People almost never get seriously sick from taking a few extra T3 (liothyronine) (thyroid) tablets; this is actually fairly common. The only approach to weight loss that actually works is a combination of (1) realizing the food industry is playing you, and (2) finding some kind of aerobic activity that you actually enjoy & can share with friends / partner. Good luck. ...Read more
Possibly nothing: If your other thyroid tests are normal, the low T3 (liothyronine) is probably irrelevant. T3 (liothyronine) levels in the cell are what's important, not in the blood stream -- except for highly elevated T3 (liothyronine) which can indicate an overactive thyroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid hormones: It would be an easier answer if there was more information, i.e. how old is the child, what was the TSH and T4, is this a total T3 (liothyronine) or free? Generally a high T3 (liothyronine) points to thyroid disease but it can also be affected by pregnancy, liver disease, and abnormally high levels of protein in the blood. Best discussed with the doc that ordered the test. ...Read more
Reason for high T3 (liothyronine)?: If you have hyperthyroidism from grave's disease there really isn't a natural way to bring thyroid hormone levels down. If you want to avoid medication, that will be difficult because it isn't safe to be hyperthyroid. Even if you had your thyroid surgically removed or ablated by radioactive iodine you would still need to take medicine to replace your thyroid hormone under those circumstances. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism ?: High T3 (liothyronine) means hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis depending on severity. You should seek an endocrinologist to decipher etiology of such elevation and if you need thyroid scan to come with an accurate diagnosis. If you are a female and in pubertal/post pubertal range, the odds are in favor of graves' disease being the mostly likely cause. Females: pregnancy test recommended. ...Read more
Reverse t3 (liothyronine). How would i find out if i had it. Is there a certain test that has to be carried out?
What does enhancement mean in, "the 10mm lesion in the right aspect of the T3 (liothyronine) vetebral body exhibits enhancement"?
Contrast: It becomes brighter and more apparent on xray or mdi with the injection of an IV contrast material. ...Read more