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My T3 (liothyronine) is 101.80 ng/dl, T4 is 6.60 ug/dl, TSH is 1.460 uiu/ml. Is hypothyroidism still possible with normal thyroid hormone test results?

My T3 (liothyronine) is 101.80 ng/dl, T4 is 6.60 ug/dl, TSH is 1.460 uiu/ml. Is hypothyroidism still possible with normal thyroid hormone test results?

Normal: Your thyroid levels are normal. Despite what you may read on the internet or hear from "alternative" doctors, if your thyroid levels are normal, you do not have hypothyroidism. Don't let anybody tell you that normal is not normal. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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What are factors that determine someone with hypothyroidism must be on synthroid (thyroxine) forever?i have it(just high TSH)other thyroid hormones're normal

What are factors that determine someone with hypothyroidism must be on synthroid (thyroxine) forever?i have it(just high TSH)other thyroid hormones're normal

Failing thyroid: Most likely you have Hashimotos thyroiditis, which is gradually "eating away" at your thyroid. Your doctor could check TPO antibodies. Your gland may not be totally dead now, but it likely will be eventually, but total hypothyroidism and a dead gland could be in 3 months or 10 years. Probably best to take your synthroid (thyroxine) to avoid the symptoms of hypothyroidism, but talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Do I need thyroid hormone if I have low free t3, (liothyronine) normal TSH and high tpo antibodies?

Do I need thyroid hormone if I have low free t3, (liothyronine) normal TSH and high tpo antibodies?

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. ...Read more

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What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Many foods: The us diet has adequate i levels both in the food and added as stabilizers in many foods and other products as toothpaste and shampoos. If you are hypothyroid you need thyroid hormone in this country. ...Read more

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Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Variable amounts: Plant food sources contain variable amounts of iodine, depending on the soil content of this mineral. In us you may use iodized salt that would cover the requirement. ...Read more

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Did a thyroid hormone test. My third generation TSH was 6.71. Is this high?

Yes: Your TSH level is higher than normal and suggests thyroid deficiency. Please consult with your doctor to see if thyroid supplementation is warranted. ...Read more

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I had a thyroid hormone test. my third generation TSH was 6.71. is this high?

I had a thyroid hormone test. my third generation TSH was 6.71. is this high?

Yes: Complete the test with free hormone measurements and thyroid antibodies. Once you know the full picture, then you can treat. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Not really: But hormones all do an intricate dance with each other and so thyroid dysfunction can definitely alter female hormone function and cause many symptoms which mimic menopause. Get your levels checked! ...Read more

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Multiple myeloma. Doing well. Then extremely high TSH with no symptoms of hypothyroid and other thyroid markers normal. What could be the meaning of the extremely high tsh?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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High tsh- 5.5. Normal free T3 (liothyronine) & t4. Also normal total t3& t4. What causes this? Pituitary gland issue not thyroid?

May be normal: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Your TSH is at the upper end of normal and may be normal for you. You may discuss the issue of repeating the test in a year or so. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more