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We have case , femal patien , age 60 years, the TSH less than 0.05 while T4 in normal range , and she has not any symptom of thyroidism , is it ok ?
Subclinical hyperthy: A low TSH with a normal T4 and no symptoms is usually subclinical hyperthyroidism. She may have a multinodular goiter that is autonomously functioning, or very early graves disease. A T3 level and free T4 level should be checked. There is a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation despite the normal T4 level, but many endocrinologists would just follow her levels for progression. ...Read more
Is it possible to show signs of hyper thyroidism with a TSH level of 0.75? palipitations, constant hunger,.is this physcosamatic?Multi nodular thyroid
Not hyperthyroid: If you were hyperthyroid your free T4 would be high and TSH ...Read more
If my tsh low, t3 and t4 is normal, is it hypo or hyper thyroidism? Should I take iodine? Ultra sound is normal, without pathology.
Hypothyroid: The answer to this question depends on what your exact levels are and what type of symptoms you have. "Subclinical Hypothyroidsim" sometimes presents in the manner you describe. ...Read more
Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation.
It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism.
I'm not sure what: ..units are being used to measure your TSH level, but 100??? In the USA, the standard value that labs use to measure TSH is microunits/ml and normal values range from 0.4 to 4.0 microunits/ml. If you're TSH is 100 mcu/ml, then definitely something's wrong with your thyroid or the hormones regulating it. This test result requires follow up and either clarification or treatment. ...Read more
Mildly high: A TSH of 4.95 is slightly high, suggesting that your thyroid level is somewhat low. It is important to test the free T4 level to see how low. Do you have symptoms consistent with an underactive thyroid? Most people with a TSH level that mildly high will have no symptoms. In that case, observation with repeat level in a few months would be reasonable. ...Read more
Clarification needed: I'm not quite sure what you're asking- are you asking how long before eating do you need to take your thyroid medicine? 30 minutes before breakfast. If you're talking about before getting your TSH measured, you can take it normally the morning of the test. ...Read more
High TSH: Hypothyroidism involves symptoms (fatigue, constipation, etc) and high tsh, low ft4. It is common to see people who basically feel well, have a normal ft4, but elevated tsh. The thyroid gland may be in the early stages of failing often from underlying hashimotos thyroiditis. You and your doctor need to decide whether to just watch/follow this, or begin treatment with levothyroxine. ...Read more
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