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Tsh Reflex Ft4
My TSH test results 8 months ago were 1.2 but I was tested again last week and the results of TSH - REFLEX TO FT4 are 1.850. Is this Normal?
Lab variation: Not only may the change in this number reflect a normal variation in the labs result without a change in your thyroid function it could represent normal variation of thyroid function within your own body . This might be as a result of variable absorption of any thyroid supplement you are taking or variation in disease activity if you have a disorder such as hashimoto's thyroiditis. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My TSH reflex to FT4 is 15.66. I have suffered from diarrhea for eleven months now as my Gastro runs a million tests. My PCP just upped my synthroid?
R/O IBS VS SIBO: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopyWhile you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Hypothyroidism: Normal TSH is typically 0.45-4.5. Best to discuss results w/ordering physician as some labs have different reference ranges. Regardless, if you have signs & symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid = http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/basics/definition/con-20021179), prescription levothyroxine will help relieve symptoms but requires close & regular monitoring. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
High normal: A TSH of 4.06 is in the upper range of normal. The lab probably did not do the ft4 level, since the TSH was normal. Most people with these results feel perfectly normal. However, it could be a sign that your thyroid is starting to fail. It would be reasonable to repeat the TSH and do a free T4 level in a few months. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My tsh, w/reflex to FT4 results was 4.53 and a month later was 4.49. Do I neef to be on medication?
HYPOTHRYOID: Your thyroid gland is underactive it is not producing enough thyroxine. The pituitary gland is working overtime to try to get the thyroid gland to produce enough thyroxine which regulates the bodies metabolic rate. You need supplementation of what your gland produces. You also need to be checked for autoimmune thyroiditis, see your doctor. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My TSH w/reflex to FT4 test came back at 6.73, but my free T4 came back at 1.24. I have previous has similar results to these tests.
Mild hypothyroidism: The elevated TSH means that your pituitary gland is not happy with your thyroid level, and would like to see it higher despite the "normal" free T4 level. If you do not have any symptoms of hypothyroidism, we call this "subclinical hypothyroidism". Treatment may not be needed unless you develop symptoms or the TSH goes progressively higher. You should not start treatment based on one abnormal test ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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