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Stop Thyroid Medication Before Thyroid Test
I'm 24 , weight 75
My reports showed 8.79 tsh
This is my first thyroid test and I was being some medication for regular mensustral cycle.
Thyroid deficiency: All laboratory 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. Having said that, TSH value of 8.79 suggests thyroid deficiency and you should consult your doctor for replacement medication. ...Read more
My thyroid test results are low t3, (liothyronine) freet3 is barely within range low end. How can I get my dr. To try thyroid medication to see if it would help?
Need more info: What are your symptoms? Symptoms of under active thyroid? What are your other levels? Free t4, tsh, thyroid antibodies test? If feel not getting anywhere you can try and see a specialist in thyroid called an endocrinologist who may be able to help you and explain your labs and treatment options if any available to you. ...Read more
Hello my name is Rozina and in my thyroid test i got my t4 thyroxine result as 4.58L (referencce is given as 4.87-11.72). So do i need medication?
Since prometrium (micronized progesterone) can increase estrogen levels as well as progesterone, would thyroid test results be altered while on this medication?
I have my periods on time. im 27 years.got my thyroid test done on third day on periods.tsh is 6.5? do i need medication.facing acne issues oflate
In July I would rock laying Down.That stop.but now laying down feel like I'm shaking on the inside.Why?Had cbc, glucose 100.Thyroid test normal.
Iodine: Some institutions may ask you to fast after midnight the night before thyroid scan. You should avoid eating foods which contain high iodine content before the scan. Again, different places may ask you to perform these dietary for different amounts of time. Check with the site performing your scan. ...Read more
TSH? Probably fine.: I'm assuming the "thyroid test" you're referring to is "thyroid stimulating hormone" or tsh. This is one of the most commonly measured thyroid-related tests. The normal range depends on your lab and varies; but it's about 0.4 to 4.0. So a value of 0.64 in that case is good - if it was 64, then i'd worry! ...Read more
Your doctor?: Hi. My specialty deals with the thyroid as specialists, and I've NEVER asked a patient to interpret his/her own thyroid labs! It's not YOUR job to interpret them, it's your doctor's job! I suggest you ask your doctor to explain them (in lay terminology that you can understand); if you're not satisfied, find a new doctor who explains things better. Good luck! ...Read more
Not really bad.: The TSH level is just a test. There is no number that is really bad and all numbers can be fixed. There is a continuum of disease from mild to very symptomatic and some people may have a lot of symptoms despite relatively normal numbers. Best thing is to look at how you feel. If you feel fine then the numbers are good enough. ...Read more
Thyroid tests: In general, when interpreting thyroid tests, a high TSH is indicative of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) and a low TSH is indicative of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Your doctor may also check your free T4 and free T3 (liothyronine) levels which may be low if hypothyroid and high if hyperthyroid. That being said, the tests are not always so straightforward so make sure an MD interprets your results ...Read more
Discuss with Dr.: You need to contact the person that ordered the test to get clarification. When a lab result is just a number it is relative to a certain lab's protocols. Usually, the result will have a "normal" range after the number and if you are in that range you are fine. If not in the range then you need the person that ordered the test to interpret what that 2.63 means for you. ...Read more
Thyroid tests: Thyroid laboratory data is performed at many different medical centers and there are often differences in the technology and the results produced. When you have blood work done on your thyroid levels you should also receive the reference data for the three or four thyroid labs that have been done. Your doctor should have that data to share with you. ...Read more
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