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What would cause a low T3 (liothyronine) level but normal TSH and T4 levels? Would that be considered hypothyroidism?
No: Low t3 (liothyronine) with nl TSH and T4 is not hypothyroidism. Many things can make t3 (liothyronine) levels decrease such as illness, stress, colds etc. It is nonspecific and could also be lab error so low t3 (liothyronine) in the face of nl TSH and free T4 levels does not mean very much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is low estrogen a symptom of hypothyroidism? Does hypothyroidism cause low estrogen or vice versa?
Hemoglobin 12, ferritin 7. 41 year old female. Hysterectomy 9 years ago. What could cause the low ferritin? Other medical conditions: hypothyroid, dia
Can you get hypothyroid symptoms from low levels of t3 (liothyronine) only? Would this be treated?
Doubtful: The T3 (liothyronine) test is not as reliable as the free T4 test and it is not rare to see patients with somewhat low or high T3 (liothyronine) levels whose thyroid is working properly. If your total or free T4 and your TSH are normal I would not be concerned about your T3 (liothyronine). We mainly treat when TSH is elevated. ...Read more
T3 (liothyronine) level was 2.3, with 2.0 being the low point of the range. Would this be considered hypothyroid?
Possibly, depends on:: Most docs would say that it is fine. I disagree. The "normal range" is where 95% of folks lie, but I believe at least 20% of people are clinically hypothyroid and about 3/4 of those have "normal tests." I find most of my patients who are hypothyroid remain symptomatic until their Free T3 (liothyronine) is in the upper half of the range. See http://tinyurl. Com/koyamo5 and http://tinyurl. Com/pxz8mkd ...Read more
Would a very high prolactin level (no pituitary tumour) cause hypothyroidism or does hypothyroidism cause high prolactin levels?
I have hypothyroid and have recently noticed stretch marks on my body. Could my levels be to low?
I have symptoms of hypothyroidism but my levels are within normal range but at the low end. Can I have hypothyroidism?
Yes, Subclinical: 1st make sure all levels were looked at:tsh, t4, &t3! too many docs are omitting t3.This is the active hormone! I if you have the symptoms of hypothyroidism:dry skin, dry hair, cold intolerance, low metabolism, difficulty losing weight, obesity, constipation... It is quite possible you have subclinical hypothyroidism and need treatment (not synthroid, (thyroxine) it is the most over rx'd ineffective med made). ...Read more
I have just been diagnosed borderline hypothyroid, and my sugar levels drop below 70mg during the day. Are these linked? Why is my sugar levels low?
If no symptoms, it's actually within normal limits
if it's 5-6 hours after eating, and get shaky, nervous jittery, then can be earliest sign of pre-diabetes years from now. ...Read more
No: Cortisol is made by the adrenal glands whereas hypothyroidism refers to low levels of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland. Having one does not cause the other. Chronic stress and anxiety also do not cause these disorders. Low cortisol (adrenal insufficiency) is a rare disorder, typically autoimmune related, and must be diagnosed correctly, not simply by a low cortisol level. ...Read more
Could birth control cause you levels to suggest you have hypothyroidism when actually you do not?
No: The estrogen in birth control pills increase the levels of thyroid hormone binding proteins in the blood. This requires your thyroid to make more hormone to fill up the binding sites. If the thyroid is not working well, it will result in lower blood levels of thyroid hormone and a rise in tsh, the test used to determine hypothyroidism. A rise in TSH with birth control pills means hypothyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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