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Old 09-05-2004, 10:17 PM   #1
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New with Nodule, low TSH

Hi there. This is my first time posting. I'm relatively new to thyroid issues and was hoping to find some guidance from people who've been there, done that.

About four years ago I had my first low TSH test; my T3 & T4 (free I believe) were normal though so I was told that it was probably a lab error and to monitor every few months. I did so, though not as often as I should've and been told all is normal. About five months ago I had a TSH done and it was 0.43 (range .3-4.7 at that lab) and I thought it was still well. Then a month ago it came back at 0.23 (at a different lab).

I had the FT4 and FT3 ordered and they came back at 15.1 (9.1-23.8) and 4.2 (2.5-5.7) respectively. I also had a thyroid ultrasound done and a single nodule was found (5.9x5.7x2.3 mm) though "unremarkable" the lab report said.

I have a feeling my doctor (not an endo) is going to say let's just keep an eye on it, and I'm wondering if I should in fact be getting any further tests. Blood tests, a thyroid scan, an FNAB or not.

If anyone has any insight it would be very helpful. I don't want to miss something that could be found now.


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Old 09-06-2004, 02:31 PM   #2
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Re: New with Nodule, low TSH

Hi, I'm relatively new to thyroid issues too, but it is my understanding that you want the TSH to be near the bottom of the range (lower, as opposed to higher) and the free T3 and T4 near the middle of the range. Your results look pretty good to my untrained eye Hopefully someone else will jump in here and correct me if I'm wrong.

Old 09-06-2004, 06:34 PM   #3
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Re: New with Nodule, low TSH

Hi There,

I have posted myself before and from reading most of the boards, have some more IN DEPT testing done. My labs have been normal but I am still having ALOT of symptoms, so I have taken it upon myself to schedule an appt w/an endocrinologist. I actually have an appt Oct 1, I cannot get into see them until then, however I have had some people HIGHLY recommed this Endo Dr. Don't just take you Dr's word for it, get some further tests done. OK! Hang in there!


Old 09-09-2004, 10:28 PM   #4
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Re: New with Nodule, low TSH

Hi there, just wanted to post to thank you for the responses.

Reni, thanks for the insight. I hope your thyroid 'issues' are getting sorted out as well

Deanna, same to you. I am going to get further testing done and hopefully get in to see an endo as well. I hope you have found a good one!

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