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    I Hope Someone Can Help Me. My Tsh Level Was 5.61 And My Doctor Said It Was Very Slightly Elevated, And She Proceeded To Tell Me They Usually Dont Treat It Until Its Over 10. I Find That Hard To Believe. My T3 And T4 Were All Normal isn'y my tsh level more than slightly elevated?
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    How to Interpret Your Thyroid Test Results
    If you want to have a better idea of what your thyroid tests mean, here is some information that can help.
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    Here's How:
    Find out your thyroid test results from your doctor's office.
    If you can, get a hard copy printout for your own review and home medical files.
    If "normal" or "reference" ranges are not indicated on the lab results, ask your doctor's office to tell you what these ranges are.
    Note the level of your Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). At most labs in the U.S., up until late 2002, the normal range is from around 0.5 to 5.5. That range changed to .3 to 3 as of early 2003.
    If the TSH level is below normal, your doctor may determine that you are hyperthyroid (overactive thyroid.)
    If the TSH level is above normal, your doctor may determine that you are hypothyroid (underactive thyroid.)
    If your doctor ran a test called Total T4 or Total Thyroxine, normal range is approximately 4.5 to 12.5. If you had a low reading, and a high TSH, your doctor might consider that indicative of hypothyroidism.
    If your doctor ran a test called Total T4 or Total Thyroxine, normal range is approximately 4.5 to 12.5. If you had a low reading, and a low TSH, your doctor might look into a pituitary problem.
    If your doctor ran a test called Free T4, or Free Thyroxine, normal range is approximately 0.7 to 2.0. If your result was less than 0.7, your doctor might consider that indicative of hypothyroidism.
    If your doctor ran a test called Total T3, normal range is approximately 80 to 220. If your result was less than 80, your doctor might consider that indicative of hypothyroidism.
    If your doctor ran a test called Free T3, normal range is approximately 2.3 to 4.2. If your result was less than 2.3, your doctor might consider that indicative of hypothyroidism.
    If your test results come back "normal" but you have many of the symptoms or risk factors for thyroid disease, make sure you ask for an antibodies test. Some doctors believe in treating thyroid symptoms in the presence of elevated antibodies and normal TSH levels.
    If your test results come back "normal" but you have many of the symptoms or risk factors for thyroid disease, consider going to a reputable holistic M.D. or alternative physician for further interpretation and diagnosis.

    Tips:
    Laboratory reference ranges and normal ranges can differ from lab to lab. Always go by your lab's reference range and your doctor's diagnosis.

    Hi try this web site it was very helpful to me when I found out I was Hypothryoid and granted my TSH was up to 13.40 when I was first dignosed BUT everyone feels differnt, and if this dr won't help you I suggest you find another dr here is the web site http://thyroid.about.com/cs/basics_starthere/a/thyroid101.htm?nl=1 You can also go and just look around also another person on here to talk to thryoid about is ShenaCat!! If you don't feel good please find another dr to help you, Just because there lab says you are normal doesn't mean you are. Feel Well!
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