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Old May 14th, 2015, 22:02 PM   11
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I mailed all the reports to my doctor and she has not prescribed me any medicine yet.
I'll have one more blood test. Gap between 2 blood test will be 72 hrs.
in next blood test they will check for tsh, t3 and t4 level.
I was wondering, will tsh levels change after 72 hrs and what is this t3 and t4 tests?
T3 and t4 tests will be more sensitive and tell them if your thyroid really isn't functioning well. It's possible to have elevated TSH and normal levels of t3 and t4.
3.7, depending on the lab, would be the high side of normal. So they are going to check your t3 and t4 to see if you need medication. If that is normal, then you won't need anything but they may want to keep a close eye on it.



 
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Old May 15th, 2015, 07:25 AM   12
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There are studies that show TSH over 2,5 is not normal even in non-pregnant people. TSH range has been biased for years and most of the healthy individuals have TSH around 1. In pregnant women, TSH tends to get to the lower end for physiological reasons. Endocrinologists think that TSH should not be over 2,0 while pregnant. Of course T4 and T3 matter as well. It's best that they are on the high end of the range. Hypothyroidism is common condition amongst women and pregnancy is something that increases the risk for getting it. One could also have a little bit underactive thyroid in the first place, and pregnancy manifestates it because it puts more requirements for the thyroid function.



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Old May 15th, 2015, 07:33 AM   13
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There are studies that show TSH over 2,5 is not normal even in non-pregnant people. TSH range has been biased for years and most of the healthy individuals have TSH around 1. In pregnant women, TSH tends to get to the lower end for physiological reasons. Endocrinologists think that TSH should not be over 2,0 while pregnant. Of course T4 and T3 matter as well. It's best that they are on the high end of the range. Hypothyroidism is common condition amongst women and pregnancy is something that increases the risk for getting it. One could also have a little bit underactive thyroid in the first place, and pregnancy manifestates it because it puts more requirements for the thyroid function.
This is my third pregnancy with hypothyroid, I don't know what tsh levels were then but my tsh is now 5.3 or something, it was 5.7 at 6 weeks but my t4 is normal. I had no idea a high tsh was a problem, I've not seen the obstetrician yet but no one here seems bothered about my levels. Do you know why the raised tsh is bad? Can it cause baby thyroid problems?



 
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Old May 15th, 2015, 08:33 AM   14
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There are studies that show TSH over 2,5 is not normal even in non-pregnant people. TSH range has been biased for years and most of the healthy individuals have TSH around 1. In pregnant women, TSH tends to get to the lower end for physiological reasons. Endocrinologists think that TSH should not be over 2,0 while pregnant. Of course T4 and T3 matter as well. It's best that they are on the high end of the range. Hypothyroidism is common condition amongst women and pregnancy is something that increases the risk for getting it. One could also have a little bit underactive thyroid in the first place, and pregnancy manifestates it because it puts more requirements for the thyroid function.
This is my third pregnancy with hypothyroid, I don't know what tsh levels were then but my tsh is now 5.3 or something, it was 5.7 at 6 weeks but my t4 is normal. I had no idea a high tsh was a problem, I've not seen the obstetrician yet but no one here seems bothered about my levels. Do you know why the raised tsh is bad? Can it cause baby thyroid problems?
hi dear,

I'm also not aware of thyroid things, but the info I have gathered from internet says, that its actually t3 and t4 that actually counts not tsh.
if your t3 and t4 are normal then no need to worry.
correct me ladirs if I'm wrong.



 
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Old May 15th, 2015, 10:48 AM   15
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T4 and T3, which are the actual thyroid hormone levels, are not very specific. Reference range is very wide and it's hard to say which level inside the range is the right one for the individual. Lab tests in the reference range don't prove normal thyroid function. Usually, TSH is indirect marker for being hypothyroid. If one's body is suffering from hypothyroidism, one's pituitary gland in the brain starts to produce more TSH. Sometimes, if there's something wrong with the pituitary gland or the whole hormonal loop system, it fails to raise TSH even though there's too few thyroid hormones in the body. So TSH is not perfect lab test to measure it, but maybe the best there is available. Mostly, TSH levels follow the state of hypothyroidism.

Anyhow, when hypothyroidism is treated even without pregnancy, TSH target value is between 1-2 according to many endocrinologists. TSH can go even lower if there's no hyperthyroidism symptoms involved. Official TSH recommendation for the first trimester is to get it below 2,5.

Lau86: Your TSH over 5 is definitely hypothyroid and should be treated better! The problem with maternal hypothyroidism usually is that fetus needs maternal thyroid hormones for the brain functions to develop especially in the first trimester. Even though it's risky, most of the babies will be fine. So you shouldn't worry that too much. Placenta has good compensation methods in producing active hormones from maternal T4, so usually everything goes well. There's just an statistically increased risk for neurological defects in the child affecting school success or speech or that kind of things. Another issue with maternal hypothyroidism is that there can be increase in pregnancy complications in late pregnancy such as difficulties in baby's position or abnormal contractions, prolonged labor etc. Of course having hypothyroid symptoms is also hard for a pregnant mom. Fatigue can be totally devastating.



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Old May 16th, 2015, 03:33 AM   16
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Got my second blood test, tsh is 4.18, free t3 is 2.55pg/ml and free t4 is 1.06ng/dl.
Any opinions ?
hcg was 1064 and 72 hrs later its now 3400.



 
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Old May 16th, 2015, 03:42 AM   17
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One more thing earlier my progrestron level was 24 and after 72 hrs it is now 21.
is it fine ??



 
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Old May 16th, 2015, 22:22 PM   18
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Old May 17th, 2015, 10:19 AM   19
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My doc likes to see progesterone above 12.



 
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Old May 17th, 2015, 12:09 PM   20
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Got my second blood test, tsh is 4.18, free t3 is 2.55pg/ml and free t4 is 1.06ng/dl.
Any opinions ?
hcg was 1064 and 72 hrs later its now 3400.
I assume your reference ranges are different to mine as my t4 is 15 or similar?



 
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