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Thyroid test results - What do they mean?

Could anyone tell me what these test mean... My doctor says everything looks normal, but I have every symptom of an underactive thyroid.

T3 - 4 range: 3-6
FT4 - 9 range: 7-16
TSH - 2,98 range: 0,4 - 3,5

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oh yeah.. one other thing.. I have been having pain in my throat. It's not your regular sore throat. Its more like a cutting pain and is only present from time to time. When the pain is present my throat usually hurts when I inhale as well.

Any ideas?
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Your levels mean your normal - no thyroid issues. However still have you thyroid levels and throat check on an annual bases, at least once a year, for just never know when a thyroid issue will pop up. You might think you are having every symptom of underactive thyroid when in actuality you might be having symptoms of other health conditions, which share a lot of the same symptoms as thyroid. Have you had a full blood and urine work up lately?
Tell your doctor about the pain in your throat.  Only a doctor by examination can tell you the cause of your throat pain.  Over the internet it is impossible to even guess.

Continue Good Thyroid Health!
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Look up Fibromyalgia, the symptoms of that & thyroid issues overlap.  I have no idea about the throat pain though. sorry. Good Luck
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I just last week got my thyroid tested & my results are as follows:

Rapid TSH     1.150
Free T4          1.50

I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism buy my doctor said I'm normal.  Are these results high normal or low normal meaning I may still need to do something to boost my thyroids activity?  I am 33, married with no children.
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The level of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). At most labs up until late 2002, the normal range was 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.
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