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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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 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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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

Dr. James Dukelow
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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