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Old 12-13-2004, 05:56 PM   #1
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Question Ever heard of thyroiditis or Transient thyroidism?

Blood report showed my TSH level to be 0.024. This test was repeated twice and both times it came close to this 0.024-0.029. However third time the blood report indicated 0.33. My endocrinologist advised me to go for a Thyroid Scan and Uptake test. I did that and it showed normal sized thyroids. My doc made me take another blood test and this one came back showing 0.129. Slight improvement but my doctor menioned he was not 100% sure if I had "thyroiditis" or if I had "Hyper-thyroid".

Each time the blood report only checks for T4 Free and TSH. Is there any other things to verify i.e. T3 etc. It has been three months and my doctor still cannot tell. What other measures can I take to find out which one of the thyroid problems I have?


 
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Re: Ever heard of thyroiditis or Transient thyroidism?

What was your T4?

 
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Old 12-14-2004, 06:51 AM   #3
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Re: Ever heard of thyroiditis or Transient thyroidism?

The T4F is around 1.62 and it has been pretty stable each time.

 
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Re: Ever heard of thyroiditis or Transient thyroidism?

And how do you feel, other than confused??

 
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Re: Ever heard of thyroiditis or Transient thyroidism?

What is the lab range for FT4? Ranges differ, and it's where your result falls in the range that matters.
Suggest strongly to your doctor that he do a TSI antibody test. If TSI ABs are present, Graves' disease is likely. That would mean you are truly hyperthyroid and not just temporarily so.

It is possible for temporary thyroiditis to make you hyper, and it usually goes away after the thyroiditis resolves.

 
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