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Old 06-18-2005, 06:24 PM   #1
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What is difference between TSH and TSH Cascade?

Hello,

My TSH is 2.641 and TSH Cascade is 2.646. That was the only thyroid blood test run and I was told it is in the normal range (0.350-5.500). Yet on this board, I read that it is not. I live in USA.

Am being evaluated for potential thyroid prob. Hair started falling out, also racing heart among other things. Am waiting for all test results from dr., but this is what I know so far:

1. US showed 2 nodules on the left lobe that are definitely not cysts.
2. RAIU at 3 hrs. was 7.7%, at 24 hrs. was 23% (is this normal?)

Is it normal to have one side of the thyroid be much smaller than the other?

There is nerve pain in the neck that radiates from left side of Adam's Apple up to salivary glands under ears, and a vague feeling of upper chest compression.

All blood tests, including FSH and LH are where they should be at my age. Dr. does not think my symptoms are due to menopause. So what are the thyroid possibilities here?

Thanks.

Last edited by Maryland21229; 06-19-2005 at 01:32 PM.