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Tsh 3rd Generation Blood Work
Currently take 25 mcg levothyroxine. Blood tests showed TSH level 5.334 (rge max. 4.780). Also tpo ab 440 ( rnge <9)dr didn't change meds. Why?
I don't know.: I would suggest a higher dose of brand name T4 replacement, but you need to discuss the situation with your doctor. ...Read more
More sensitive than: Second generation. Third generation TSH assays can detect both hyper and hypo-function of thyroid gland. Second generation can only detect hypo-function. ...Read more
Yes: High TSH and high MCV are both seen in hypothyroidism. Were the labs fasting? If not taken fasting, high glucose may not be anything to worry about. Glucose testing to screen for diabetes should always be tested initially with strict fasting. Following up this lab data with your physician is important because you may need thyroid hormone and sequential follow up testing. ...Read more
Dx with hyperthyroid dec2013 & took methimazole for 21days but had an allergicrxn ft3 4.82 from 6.10 TSH 0.025 frm 0.013 ft4 normal. What do u think?
My TSH 3rd generation test came back at 2.036. The range is 0.340-5.600uiu/m. The test said high sensitive 3rd generation tsh. What does this mean?
Not a whole lot!: An elevated TSH is the main criteria most docs use to diagnose hypothyroidism. While most docs feel it is not abnormal unless above 5.6 or so, many endocrinologists feel anything above 3 is abnormal, and some even feel a level above 2 could indicate problems- see http://abt.Cm/1562fwq actually, many with a totally normal TSH may still have thyroid problems- see http://bit.Ly/18atkro & comment:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thyroid removed in Oct. Now high bp, pulse rapid, fatigue. TSH low, T3, (liothyronine) T4 normal. Cardiac tests normal. Endo says stop thyroid meds. Will this help?
RollerCoasterWillEnd: I'd take his suggestion.It's a period of adjustment & you'll need to fiddle with your meds until you find a happy balance.I suspect you won't be off the medication for very long unless they left something in there.But if you start to feel sluggish it's time to contact Mr or Ms Endo.I'm sure you've already arranged follow-up, right?? Oh, and those numbers are important, but more so how you feel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started Synthroid (thyroxine) 75mg blood tests showed TSH went from 47.2 down to 11.1. Do you think increased dosage necessary?
Expected high cortisol results since bipolar, told 3/13 saliva test (1.94 mcg/dl, 11pm) unreliable. 6/13 labs = 8am blood 5.9, dexameth. Supp. (1mg) 0.8, 24 hr free urine 7.1. Why low now if bipolar?
No clear relation: There is no clear relationship known between bipolar disorder and cortisol levels. While a number of studies have shown a correlation between cortisol levels and mood disorders these studies are not always conclusive and not always replicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid ultrasound results showed hyperthyroidism but blood tests came back saying hypothyroidism TSH 11.4 antibodies teat also came back high?
Size v function: The ultrasound can only tell you the anatomy of the thyroid whereas the blood tests tell you how it functions. In your case, you have low thyroid function and probably an enlarged thyroid. ...Read more
My latest test for free thyroxine
was 18.7. Tsh was 3.58. Tg antibody test is 5.01 iu/ml. I feel fatigued and unwell. Are these tests okay?
Received 2 positive beta2 glycoprotein1 IgM blood tests 9 weeks apart. Doc won't order re-test. Does ubiquinol influence test results?
Took two, 3 hour glucose tolerance /insulin tests, one test had low blood sugar AND second test had high insulin both in the 3rd hour. How to treat?
After a blood transfussion do blood readings vary . Bilirubin yest was 12 now today 19! Blood transfussion given last night as hb was low . Colon cancer pt.
Transfusions: Blood transfusions include more than just the red blood cells. Often breakdown products of damaged cells like bilirubin will be present and cause a jump like you have noted, especially if liver function is low. Bili can also jump when there is antibody-mediated destruction of red cells, so it might be wise to have the antibody screen done at cross-match repeated to look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tested 7.6 TSH on 1st blood tst & low t. Only given androgel. Tested 3mo later & tested 4.4 TSH & .7 or .8 free t. Was given synth 50mcg. Is this ok?
Glucose serum112 mg/dL,T3 (liothyronine) free 2.5 pg/ml,T4 free 1.14 ng/dl,TSH 2.180 uIU/ml-blood test taken PM-no fasting/no meds told have hypothyroidism-confused?
Taking thyroid med?: Hi. Those thyroid function tests are normal. If you're not taking thyroid hormone, then you're not hypothyroid. I'm sorry for the confusion; no one should have told you you're hypothyroid based on those labs. I would advise against taking desiccated porcine thyroid (Armour). See an endocrinologist if you want expert opinion on thyroid issues; many excellent ones in your area. Your thyroid's normal ...Read more
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
Tsh 3-8.75 last 3 years (fluctuating)-hypo sympt. Prolactin a bit high.Serum am cortisol norm but free urin. Low. Saliv cort 4pt flat low.Indications?
Hormone measurements: You have had a lot of hormones tested, but all seem more/less normal. If the TSH is high, the prolactin can often be slightly high too. If hypothyroid, treating with levothyroxine normalizes both. Adrenals sound fine, but the next test would be an acth stim test (but i don't think you need it if the am cort was really normal). Maybe your sx are not due to hormones at all. Something else? ...Read more
Hypothyroid: Your thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone, so your brain is producing extra TSH(thyroid stimulating hormone) to tell the thyroid to produce more thyroid hormone. You need to be placed on Synthroid (thyroxine) to replace your hormone and have your TSH rechecked in 6-8 weeks to see if the dosage is correct. This will likely be a lifelong treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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