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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. Is lowering?

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.
Is lowering?

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

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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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?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe: you need more than total t4 to make the decision. can't treat just one number. also need to take into account your current symptoms along with tsh, free t4 and possibly t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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Sir 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

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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

Likely: Your TSH level indicates under-active thyroid and it would be prudent to consult your doctor for replacement thyroid medication. You period is not likely to have affected the TSH result. ...Read more

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Do i need to fast for thyroid test?

Do i need to fast for thyroid test?

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

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How to interpret thyroid test results?

How to interpret thyroid test results?

No easy answer: The best way to interpret thyroid test results is to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How to take thyroid test in Irving,Texas?

How to take thyroid test in Irving,Texas?

Go to your DR: Your Dr will order the necessary blood tests to check your thyroid. The testing is done with blood drawn, same in Texas as the rest of the states. ...Read more

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Which type of thyroid test is suitable for me?

Which type of thyroid test is suitable for me?

TSH: The most sensitive test for determining thyroid levels is the TSH level. Low levels imply that the thyroid function is high, whereas high TSH implies that the thyroid function is low. The thyroid levels (t4, t3) should be measured if the TSH is abnormal. ...Read more

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What should I do to prepair myself for thyroid test?

What should I do to prepair myself for thyroid test?

Make sure: That you're on time. Otherwise, there is no preparation for blood tests. Nuclear medicine tests may ask you to avoid iodine intake, but that's generally not a problem. ...Read more

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My thyroid test is 16 and one was 9 sr said thsts why I am tired?

My thyroid test is 16 and one was 9 sr said thsts why I am tired?

Unclear: You need to tell us what tests you are talking about (tsh, free t4, total t4, t3, (liothyronine) etc.) and what the units are (mcg/dl, ng/dl, pmol/l, miu/l) in order to answer your question. ...Read more

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My thyroid test showes 0.64 not 64?

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

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How to analyze thyroid test results?

How to analyze thyroid test results?

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

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When your thyroid test low how low is bad?

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

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I need you to look at my thyroid test results.

We will when you hav: We will look at your thyroid test results when you will let us look at the results Whenever you are ready ask and we will surely look at those ...Read more

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What to do if interpreting thyroid test results?

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

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Can you tell me about similar thyroid test results?

Can you tell me about similar thyroid test results?

Wow: Hi. Similar thyroid test results would suggest similar thyroid function. Looking for more than that? Hmmm...how about helping us out with a little information?! Good luck! ...Read more

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Thyroid test came back at 2.63 is that a good number?

Thyroid test came back at 2.63 is that a good number?

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

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What is the normal range of test results for a thyroid test?

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