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What Is Assay Thyroid Stim Hormone Test
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
I'm going for a physical soon. I'm a 54 yo woman. What tests should I have done? Should I request hormones & thyroid to be checked? I'm healthy & feel good.
History & physical: A good history, backed up by thorough physical exam, provides doc with clues for conditions that should be given further attention. Providing family & personal histories of illnesses/conditions will further suggest what tests may be needed. If you have specific concerns, voice them to the doc so they may also be addressed. Take list of rx & otc meds & supplements you may take, dosage, & purpose. ...Read more
What is Myxedema? If one got thyroid hormone test results as normal, could they still have Myxedema if symptoms are prominent?
No: Myxedema is due to low thyroid function. If your thyroid tests are normal you do not have myxedema. You need to discuss with your physician other options ...Read more
I had severe post pardym depression w my 2 kids. My youngest is 2.5, I am 34. I am not myself. Could it hormones? Thyroid? What tests r needed?
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
Now: Before ttc, you should have a thyroid test to make sure there is no thyroid problem. If there is, you would want to treat it to improve your chance of conceiving. ...Read more
On cd2 I did ultrasound an they found small follicle on ovary only 3 and my hormone test is normal also, thyroid is normal what does it mean?
Not much: All these findings are probably normal, work up will depend on symptoms. ...Read more
When is the best to do blood tests for hormones, and thyroid. Is it connected to the menstrusual cycle? If so when after or before the periods
I'm 30 and having a heavy period every 14 days for 7months, had some tests that show my thyroid normal & no hormone imbalance - what else could it be?
I had a hormone imbalance-test, and thyroid. Improving now. I gained weight in strange areas - groin and mid-section. Once my hormones are balanced will my fat distribution return as it was before?
I don't know: Which of your body's thousands of hormones you're referring to and what an imbalance test is. You need to provide much more information before I can give you an answer. If you gained weight, you still need to burn off those calories (3500 to the pound) to lose the weight again. Try talking w/your doctor. ...Read more
My tsh (thyroid) is 4.86 uiu/ml and my lh (hormones) is. 992 miu/ml. These tests were done midcyle (menstruation).Are these normal ranges?
May not be normal: Tsh of 4.86 is slightly high, indicating that your thyroid level may be mildly low. This should be repeated and a freet4 level done as well. Most labs do not have lh assays that are sensitive in the low range. The lh of. 992 may be normal depending on where you are in your cycle. Menstruation denotes the start of a cycle. Midcycle would be 14 days before your next period, and lh would be high. ...Read more
My thyroid stim. Hormone value is 1.680? Is that good or bad? Should I ask for a T3 (liothyronine) T4 test just to be sure cause I heard the TSH isn't always accruate?
TSH accurate: Tsh is the most sensitive indicator of thyroid function. If it is normal (as yours is), it is highly unlikely that you have a problem with your thyroid. There are rare problems of the pituitary gland in which the TSH is not an accurate test. In that case a free T4 level is helpful. Despite what you may read on the internet, T4 and t3 (liothyronine) levels are usually only helpful if the TSH is abnormal. ...Read more
Can a thyroid be undetected through doctor tests due to hormone levels? Even if blood work is done.
Thyroid: I am not sure what you are meaning exactly. You can measure thyroid hormone through blood tests and various ways. You can also use ultrasound to look at the thyroid itself. It would be possible to have no thyroid tissue left via various methods including surgery and medical treatment for thyroid diseases. ...Read more
What are the possible condition of having enlarged neck and prominent neck veins but a normal thyroid hormones tests results?
My basal body tmp is 36.2 c, easily gain weight, suffering chronic fatigue, what is the lowest/safest hormone dosage I can take to test my thyroid?
Check it: Go and check your thyroid hormones on whatever dosage you are taking. ...Read more
Blood test shows my immune system is attacking the thyroid hormone, st this point the thyroid is shown to be unharmed. Can this be permanently cured?
Endocrinologist: You have what is called autoimmune thyroid disease. You need to be evaluated by an endocrinologist, who specializes in hormonal diseases, to better understand your diagnosis and determine if therapy is warranted. ...Read more
Borderline: Normal TSH is 10 then treatGet a more detailed answer ›
Under-active thyroid: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your TSH is abnormal and indicative of underactive thyroid gland or thyroid deficiency. Please consult your doctor for replacement therapy. ...Read more
Will taking phentermine affect your hormones and/or thyroid function tests? I currently take phen and I'm hypothyroid so I take that medication also.
Not a problem: Phentermine should not cause hormonal issues and will not interfere with the medication you take for hypothyroidism. Please understand that phentermine only works while you are taking it and you must learn to change your diet and exercise patterns or the weight will come back when you stop the drug. Good luck. ...Read more
It is a standard blood test. Get a prescription from your doctor and a recommendation for a local laboratory.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Deciphering a thyroid hormone test result: is an antithyroglobulin antibody titer of 1:50 too high, or is it alright?
It depends: Antithyroglobulin antibody is not a thyroid hormone test. It tells you nothing about the function of your thyroid. It can indicate that you have autoimmune thyroid disease, but your level is not very high. Mild elevations are non-specific and occur more commonly in the population as we get older. Thyroid function is indicated by t4, tsh, and T3 (liothyronine) levels. ...Read more
They did a t3. Blood test on me and my thyroid hormone came out 0.914. .... Is that bad. ...????? I feel tired. ... Lazy... Gain weight
Thyroid: The usual tests done for thyroid are TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and T4 -thyroid hormone, T3 is the active form but is checked less frequently.. If the 0.914 is T4 it is low (labs differ on the range) but you need TSH as well, if TSH is high you likely would need thyroid hormone replacement which many people are on. F/u /w/ endocrinologist ...Read more
I did ultrasound on cd2 it showed that I have 4 cyst on my left ovary. But hormone blood test are all normal no thyroid what is the cause of it?
Can Rx hormone supplements (e.g. for thyroid, adrenal support) be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue (ME)? Are certain tests required in advance?
Partner having hormone & thyroid blood test for infertility. Will heavy drinking for two days 38hours before test affect result? Going on stag do.
Should be okay: Should be okay. Another way to answer this is to point out how fertile people can be while intoxicated. :). ...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
Helphave had hormone tests (results norm) still always tired on testosterone & thyroid med have pit tumor saw surgeon said tumor wouldn't cause sym.
Ttc over a year now and nothing. I have normal blood tests for hormone progesterone and thyroid and have been told I am ovulating with regular periods?
Fertility Evaluation: At this point, you want to find out what the sperm looks like, what the uterus looks like, if the tubes are open, and if the ovaries are slowing down. If all tests are normal, that is unexplained infertility which is often an issue with egg quality, genetics, or fertilization. Likely time to see a specialist. ...Read more
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