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What Does Low Thyroid Levels Mean
I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.
Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat if low: Need to replace your deficiency as lithium is known to cause hypothyroidism (and simetimes hyperthyroidism). Although lithium-induced hypothyroidism is usually reversible upon cessation of lithium, the development of hypothyroidism is not a contraindication to continuing lithium, and most experts advocate thyroid augmentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CC: hair loss, itchy scalp, sore scalp. Irons fine, Vit D is low, Thyroid levels are high, what could cause my hair to be itchy, Sore and hair loss?
Does hydrocephalous cause pain and pressure in the eyes constantly, or could it b from uncontrolled htn or low thyroid levels?
I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.
In my repaort result TSH is 0.25 &also mentioned associated diagnosed :-hypothyroidism 244.9 what does it mean? I m confused what is my thyroid level.
Diagnostic code: "244.9 - hypothyroidism" is the diagnosis code used to justify ; bill for the test. This just means you have been diagnosed as having a low thyroid. Your recent TSH level is fairly low, implying that your low thyroid levels are being treated successfully by the l-thyroxine. It's confusing, but a low TSH = hyperthyroidism ; a high TSH = hypothyroidism. So a TSH drop from 27 to .25 is good! ...Read more
Thyroprotein/tsh level- what number is indicative of hypothyroidism? My results says 3 and normal range is 2-8. Is there another test to determine thyroid issues related to CHF? Also, is H.pylori count of 2 means positive for it? On protonixThanks.
ThryoTROPIN: is a synonym for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This hormone, produced by the pituitary gland, regulates thyroid function. Normal results for adults, in most labs, are 0.4-4.2 mU/L. This is the well-recognized/accurate test for hypothyroidism; a total thyroxine can sometimes add information.An H. pylori antibody blood test only measures past infection. Biopsy, stool antigen, breath test better ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On my thyroid panel test T4. T3 (liothyronine) uptake, FTI are normal. But, my TSH is too low. Whats that mean? Been getting treated for hypothyroidism for 2 yrs.
I have hypothyroid symptoms, but my T3, (liothyronine)T4,TSH test results came out normal. What more thyroid tests should i take in order to rule out hypothyroidism?
Unclear: Your question is not clear. What level are you referring to that can go down to 1? There are many different thyroid tests that mean different things. ...Read more
What are the medications used to treat hypothyroidism? Should it be stopped after thyroid levels are normal or continued for life. Can it be cured
Medications used to treat hypothyroidism: Most common medication is Levothyroxine , brand name = Synthroid. The goal is to have thyroid levels within normal limits-the blood test is TSH. Probably should be treated rest of your life, since Hypothyroid is not usually cured , but controlled. Hypothyroid is usually due to decreased function due to prior viral infection,or no function due to prior surgical removal of thyroid gland ...Read more
Probably Not.: Hypothyroidism is the condition where thyroid hormone levels are low, but there are a variety of causes. It is extremely rare to have a completely non-functional thyroid gland that doesn't produce any amount of thyroid hormone; more commonly, the gland simply isn't producing enough hormone to meet the body's demands. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism and take 150 and 175mg every other day. I just started taking pure garcinia 1500mg 3x day. Thyroid blood levels spiked. Connect?
My Thyroid Microsoml Ab value is 0.3 IU/ml, what does that mean? Also, Thyroglobulin Ab value is <0.9 IU/ml. I have been dealing with Hypothyroidism f
More information: in order to answer your question, a lot more information is needed about hypothyroidism. What are your other lab results - TSH, free T4,T3, TPO? Current symptoms? Do you have complete thyroid gland or was it surgically removed? What is determined to be the cause of hypothyroidism in your case? ...Read more
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