My blood work revealed TSH 3.96 (t4 free 1.17).T3 (liothyronine) not tested. Dr. Thinks that levels are perfect but severe symptoms are present and yet no resolution!?

Referral. Consider getting second opinion or referral to see an endocrinologist. There is some debate as to whether the higher end of the normal lab range is truly normal for all, or masks some with hypothyroidism. However, your free T4 seems to be normal range, so that is reassuring.

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Can they determine if a nodule is hot or cold by just going by blood work results? Such as Tsh t3 (liothyronine) & t4 levels? My t3 (liothyronine) is high at 4.3 tsh and T4 are ok

Need more work up. I'm assuming you have a nodule. "Hot" or "cold" is determined by a radioactive iodine scan. A "hot" nodule may produce too much T3 (liothyronine) and/or T4, but if it did, the TSH should be low, and you say yours is normal. A "cold" nodule is more likely to be a cancer, and thyroid cancer usually does not affect the thyroid blood tests. You may need an Endocrinology consult, and a biopsy of that nodule. Read more...

I'm on Levothyroxine and Cytomel (liothyronine) for T3 and T4 and my blood work came back TSH w/Reflex to FT4 is 0.01 L and T4, FREE is 0.6 L. What does this mean?

Need more info. Your medical history is very important in this tnstance. The best answer you can get & deserve is from the physician who ordered the tests. Read more...
Several things. Hi. Without seeing your thyroid function over time, I'd say the fact that you have a goiter & 2 cm nodule (same thing, or different?) AND taking T4 AND T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) you may be over-treated with T3 (liothyronine) so that your TSH is suppressed and that causes low free T4, which is not made up for by the levothyroxine you're taking. I suggest you talk with your doctor, who won't have to guess like we do! Good luck! Read more...

Just got blood work today - My free T3 is 4.2. my TSH is. 48. my free T4 is. 5. I started taking liothyronine 2 months ago. What does it mean?

A lot of T3 (liothyronine) Hi. By most lab normal ranges, that would be a slightly suppressed TSH, a frankly low free T4, and a free T3 (liothyronine) near the upper end of the normal range. Interpretation: You're supplying enough T3 (liothyronine) for your body to think it is a little too much, and suppress TSH secretion. The suppressed TSH reduces T4 output from the thyroid, so your free T4 is low. I doubt it's harmful to you; you could back off T3 (liothyronine). Read more...

I'm Hypothyroid and have been taking T3 (liothyronine) compound for several years. Recently I had blood work done and the results were, TSH 1.31, T4 6.9, T3 (liothyronine) 6.44.?

How are you feeling? More important than your labs is how you are feeling. Thyroid requirements may change over time. The blood tests are not always an accurate indicator. If your hypothyroid symptoms are under control, you may be fine. However, if you are gaining weight, have cold hands and feet, are constipated, your energy levels are down, thinking is muddled or depressed, you may need more thyroid. Read more...

Dr asked I stop taking levothyrixine for 6 weeks. Went for blood work and was told T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are normal but TSH is low. What does this mean?

See below. 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, it likely means that you do not need thyroid medication, however, you should discuss it with your doctor before making any changes to your medications. Read more...

I have an hypoechoic nodule. It is 5x6 mm. My blood work, TSH, T3, (liothyronine)T4 came normal. My doctor reciommends watch and see procedure. Do yourecommend biopsy?

Follow up. Hypoechoic nodules of this size are usually followed, and not biopsied. Read more...
Follow advice. At the present time watch and wait is the bestrecommendation. If it enlarges or you develops other symptoms such as being 'jittery' or hot and cold alternating the return to your medical provider sooner. At your age and without other abnormalities this is usually a solitary benign process. Read more...
Watch and wait. Thyroid nodules are very common in the population, especially in women. The vast majority are benign. We usually do not look to biopsy a nodule unless it is at least 10 mm in size. Read more...