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Does the thyroid stim hormone test result 0.0300 mean thyroid is high or low?

Does the thyroid stim hormone test result 0.0300 mean thyroid is high or low?

Need more: If the TSH is low, you need to check a free T4 and free T3 (liothyronine) also to have a better idea of what's going on. I agree. Just going off what you gave so far, it implies hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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What is Myxedema? If one got thyroid hormone test results as normal, could they still have Myxedema if symptoms are prominent?

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

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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?

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?

Depression: Yes it could be hormones, consult with your gynecologist as soon as possible. Obgyn's are quite familiar with this condition and can likely help you. My best. ...Read more

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Did a thyroid hormone test. My third generation TSH was 6.71. Is this high?

Did a thyroid hormone test. My third generation TSH was 6.71. Is this high?

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

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I had a thyroid hormone test. My third generation TSH was 6.71. is this high?

I had a thyroid hormone test. My third generation TSH was 6.71. is this high?

Yes: Complete the test with free hormone measurements and thyroid antibodies. Once you know the full picture, then you can treat. ...Read more

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When should I go for thyroid hormone blood test if ttc?

When should I go for thyroid hormone blood test if ttc?

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

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Does blood test for thyroid function show hormone irregularities?

Does blood test for thyroid function show hormone irregularities?

Only thyroid: If the only hormone measured was thyroid, then that is the only hormone abnormality that would be detected. ...Read more

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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 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

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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

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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?

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

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Can a thyroid be undetected through doctor tests due to hormone levels? Even if blood work is done.

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

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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?

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

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Thyroid stimulating hormone serum blood test came back as 9.01. What does that mean??

Thyroid stimulating hormone serum blood test came back as 9.01. What does that mean??

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

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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.

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

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I need to make a Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Free T4 test. How can I have it?

I need to make a Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Free T4 test. How can I have it?

Blood test: It is a standard blood test. Get a prescription from your doctor and a recommendation for a local laboratory.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Deciphering a thyroid hormone test result: is an antithyroglobulin antibody titer of 1:50 too high, or is it alright?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

May be normal: Ovarian cysts are part of the menstrual cycle during reproductive years of a woman. Please consult this site for more information and consult your doctor.
http://women. Webmd. Com/guide/ovarian-cysts. ...Read more

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Can Rx hormone supplements (e.g. for thyroid, adrenal support) be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue (ME)? Are certain tests required in advance?

Can Rx hormone supplements (e.g. for thyroid, adrenal support) be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue (ME)? Are certain tests required in advance?

Supplements: Unfortunately, no supplements have been proven to be helpful with CFS. Then again, many supplements do not get tested or approved by the FDA. Focus on quality sleep, a healthy diet and gradual exercise program to build up your energy and stamina. Good luck. ...Read more

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Partner having hormone & thyroid blood test for infertility. Will heavy drinking for two days 38hours before test affect result? Going on stag do.

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

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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

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Helphave had hormone tests (results norm) still always tired on testosterone & thyroid med have pit tumor saw surgeon said tumor wouldn't cause sym.

Helphave had hormone tests (results norm) still always tired on testosterone & thyroid med have pit tumor saw surgeon said tumor wouldn't cause sym.

Depends: If you have a pituitary tumor and are on all of those hormonal replacement drugs, there could be other subtle deficiencies that are only detected with more rigorous evaluation of hormones, nutrients, electrolytes, etc. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more