Q. Can physiological rise in total T3 and T4 levels indicate pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Vedprakash Verma
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on May 17, 2019

Hello doctor,

I recently had my thyroid test done. I am attaching the reports of the same. The note reads that a physiological rise in total T3 and T4 levels are seen in pregnancy and patients on steroids. Does it mean that I am pregnant? I am worried.

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Your thyroid level is upto normal level. The preference range given in the reports is for pregnant female (attachment removed to protect patient identity), not for non-pregnant female. And Thyroid levelnever determines pregnancy.

If you had unprotected intercourse and delayed menses, then you can go for UPT test for confirmation of pregnancy.


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Thank you doctor,

Can you suggest me any medicine for my thyroid?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You have mild isolated T4 elevated levels. Kindly follow the following instructions:

1. Repeat thyroid test after three months.

2. Check anti-TPO level.

3. If both levels are elevated, then only required to start medicine, otherwise no need.


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