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What do my thyroid hormone laboratory test results suggest about hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Divakara. P

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Published At September 10, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 9, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I recently received the results of my thyroid hormone laboratory tests and I am looking for an endocrinologist to interpret them and provide guidance. The laboratory tests conducted were a full panel for thyroid function. Here are the results:

  1. TSH: 3.78 uIU/ml.

  2. T3: 1.8 nmol/l.

  3. T4: 77 nmol/l.

  4. FT3: 4.3 pmol/l.

  5. FT4: 14.7 pmol/l.

  6. Anti-TPO: <0.8 IU/ml (negative).

  7. Anti-TG: <6.4 IU/ml (negative).

Two years ago, my TSH value was 2.3 uIU/ml. Given the family history of hypothyroidism, with both my mother and aunt (on my mother's side) having the condition, I am concerned about whether my thyroid function is normal or if I may be at the hypothyroidism stage.

In addition to the laboratory results, I have been experiencing symptoms such as low energy, low libido, joint pain or morning stiffness, high LDL cholesterol, feeling cold, and weight gain or difficulty losing weight.

I would greatly appreciate your advice on interpreting these results and determining whether further evaluation or treatment for hypothyroidism is necessary.

Kindly help.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Divakara. P

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query.

After reviewing your query and blood results, it appears that your blood tests do not indicate hypothyroidism. However, considering the symptoms you mentioned, such as low energy, low libido, joint pain or morning stiffness, high LDL (expand), feeling cold, and weight gain or difficulty losing weight, it would be advisable to conduct further tests for a comprehensive evaluation. I recommend getting the following tests done:

  1. Serum Vitamin B12.

  2. Serum Vitamin D3.

  3. Serum free Testosterone.

  4. Serum Cortisol (morning and evening samples).

Once you have the results, please consult with a healthcare professional and share the reports with them. They will be able to analyze the results, correlate them with your symptoms, and provide you with appropriate guidance and further treatment if necessary.

I hope I have addressed your concerns. Feel free to reach out if you have any further questions.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Divakara. P
Dr. Divakara. P

Internal Medicine

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