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What Should My Tsh Level Be Ideally
Varies: There are different assays. 3rd generation assays should be about 0.3 to about 3.0 (the 4.5-5.5 upper limits published by most labs ar not considered correct by most of us who do thyroid for a living. ...Read more
Varies by individual: Every person's levels are different. You can find tables online that will give you a range of levels by pregnancy week. Also know that the levels peak between weeks 10-12 and then decrease somewhat. In early pregnancy your levels should roughly double every 48-72 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Creatinine level: To answer that properly i would need to know more about your medical history, what your level was the previous time you were tested, what medications you are taking and what your BUN (blood urea nitrogen and GFR (glomerular filtration rate). I would also need to know if you had anything specific going wrong with your urinary tract or kidney such as a UTI or kidney stones at the time of the test. ...Read more
Depends on the time: would be helpful to know what the laboratories reference range is, as cortisol levels vary over the course of the day. When was the sample obtained? ...Read more
Not really: It depends how high it is. There's two types of calcium tests. The regular Ca2+(calcium) test, checking total calcium in blood which is bound to protein (albumin), and a "free Calcium" test, which shows how much calcium is actually unbound and "free to do its thing." Calcium is one of the most common abnormal studies on blood work. Unless there's reason to think its super high for a reason, ur ok ...Read more
DR's advice: Follow your DR's advice, each case if a little different. Your DR knows your case best. ...Read more
Less than 3, but!: Go for levels betweem 0.3 and 1.0. You will feel better! ...Read more
No worry: Hi. Your thyroid is experiencing some autoimmune reaction (usually an attack), but is maintaining normal function. The thyroglobulin antibodies (and TPO antibodies also) mark the autoimmune process, but do not themselves cause any harm to the thyroid (or anything else). This is usually called euthyroid Hashimoto's. No treatment is warranted until your TSH (+/- free T4) becomes abnormal. Good luck! ...Read more
Should i be concerned that an ultasound is going to be done to check my liver after my enzyme levels are up?
Yes and no: If you enzymes are up after repeat testing off alcohol and medications (ibuprofen is infamous for raising them in some folks), you'll get checked for the hepatitis viruses, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and a few others. Whether or not your liver's a bit fatty, think about getting back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more
Tsh: First trimester: 0.24 - 2.99 second trimester: .46-2.95 third trimester: .43 - 2.78. ...Read more
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