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    Old 10-28-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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    Can someone interpret my test results

    My doctor tells me that I am within all ranges. I heard that new ranges have been set and some doctors do not go my them. I am always tired, have gained weight which I have difficulty trying to lose, have excessive sweating and I am wondering about cortisol levels because my stomach is very large.

    T3 uptake 33.1
    TSH High sensitivity 0.51
    T4 free non dialysis 0.8


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    Old 10-28-2007, 05:56 PM   #2
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    Re: Can someone interpret my test results

    The TSH is leaning hyper.. but the FT4 is low end of the normal range.. you are higher end on your T4 to T3 conversion.. which may mean you are over converting your T4.

    You need your FT3 checked and antibodies run if this has not been done. Also for thyroid blood work the earlier in the morning the better.

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    Old 10-29-2007, 04:18 PM   #3
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    Thanks MG. I am clueless when it comes to these things. What does overconverting T4 mean?

     
    Old 10-29-2007, 05:54 PM   #4
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    The active thyroid hormone is T3. T4 is converted to T3 using an biochem iodine mechanism regulated by your body chemistry. Your T3 Uptake has a normal range from 25 - 35 %. Your 33 % is on the higher end of normal. Thus you may be producing more T3 than your body needs or can process. This can be seen by testing yout FT3. If the value is high.. you have more of the most active thyroid hormone out there.

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    Old 11-01-2007, 10:42 AM   #5
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    Re: Can someone interpret my test results

    Thanks Mg. If I test high on the FT3, would that make me hyper or hypo?
    A few years ago an endo told me that I had multinodular goiter. Would this do anything?

     
    Old 11-01-2007, 10:45 AM   #6
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    Thanks MG.

    If I test high on the FT3, does this make me hyper or hypo. A few years ago an endo told me that I have multi-nodular goiter. Would this do anything?

     
    Old 11-01-2007, 10:46 AM   #7
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    Oops, sorry for the repeat.

     
    Old 11-01-2007, 05:53 PM   #8
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    Re: Can someone interpret my test results

    Multinodular groiter means you have nodes of varied growth in your thyroid.. The question is are the nodes active or dead? A scan should have shown whether the nodes were grey/black or hot.. white/yellow/orange.

    Nodes can be zones of dead T tissue or hyper tissue. Either way they have to be watched. If you have a high FT3 and low FT4 then you are overconverting FT4 and can be thrown hyperT by the more potent high T3 blood concentrations.

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