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Tsh 3rd Generation Blood Work
I recently had blood work done. My result for the TSH 3rd gen came back 1.360. Is this something to be concerned about?
No: 1.36 is a normal level of TSH . Most patients on replacement with thyroid hormone for hypothyroidism endocrinologist try to shoot for the mid range or normal which is 1-2 and you are right there. ...Read more
Having blood work tom. 48F. Think my hormones are changing but the only thyroid tests my dr ordered were T4 (free) & TSH (3rd gen). Is this complete?
Your body has: thousands of hormones. Your doctor is checking your thyroid with appropriate tests. If you have concerns about other hormonal levels, ask your doctor. ...Read more
I had blood work done & my TSH results were 0.006.. Can you please tell me if that is normal or what does that mean?
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Low normal: Your thyroid is in the low normal range. Some doctors watch this, some begin treatment. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
27 yrs old. This years blood work showed: Low TSH, and total T-3 and free T-4 are both high. Last year's test were fine. What could thus indicate?
Mild hyperthyroidism: Unless you are taking thyroid medication (and taking too much) this could mean mild hyperthyroidism. If your doc measured TSH, FT3 and FT4, (s)he must have suspected something. Most likely cause of hyperthyroidism in a 27 yo woman is Graves disease or one of several forms of thyroiditis. You may need to see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more
Neither: A range of about 0.3 to 3.0 is ideal. It will fluctuate in time. ...Read more
How soon could i go for blood work after first reduction of tapazole from 15 mg to 10 mg? Tsh was 5 last time (.01 prev.) could TSH rise further?
4-6 weeks: Every 4-6 weeks until stable then less. This should only be something confirmed by the doctor adjusting your medicine of course. Checking thyroid intervals too soon and the results are unreliable--this is why tests are not done sooner unless you are having concerning symptoms--in which case, your doctor wants to know. And, yes, your TSH may still alter or rise but this is unpredictable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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