Q. My T3 and T4 levels are high. Can this mean I am pregnant, even though I never had sex before?

Answered by Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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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, as I am unmarried and have never had sex before.


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Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
MBBS., MD, GENERAL MEDICINE ., DM, CARDIOLOGY(SENIOR RESIDENT
Cardiology, General Medicine, Internal Medicine

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • Your thyroid profile is entirely normal and it is not at all suggestive of pregnancy, so stop worrying about it. This amount of variation is acceptable. The note you read, just says that if someone is pregnant or on steroids, their elevated T3 and T4 levels are not necessarily abnormal.
  • A significant abnormality in your reports is low hemoglobin and severe iron deficiency. Do you have any menstrual irregularities like increased flow? If yes, it needs to be treated.
  • You should increase the consumption of iron-containing foods like green leafy vegetables, dates, jaggery, etc. You will need prolonged iron supplements like tablet Fericip XT (Folic acid and Iron) twice a day. If it causes nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, you should preferably have it after your meals. Repeat your hemoglobin after four weeks, to look for the response.

Hope this helps you and get back if you have any doubts.

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