A few wks ago, I had several labs ordered by an endocrinologist. I saw him after approx 1 yr of various signs/symptoms, including 14 lb weight loss (which I didn't need).
The tests results were:
TSH = 0.01
Range: (0.4 - 4.7)
Free T4 = 4.25
Range: (0.7 - 2.0)
Cortisol PM = 2.7
Range: (2 - 14)
Testosterone Total = 2500
Range: (240 - 950)
ALT = 69
Range: (9 - 60)
He said I have hyperthyroid, probably Grave's, and started me on 20 mg Methimazole & 25 mg Atenolol a day.
My question is: What could be the cause of the high testosterone? Could hyperthyroidism be the cause?
He wants me to do more tests in about 7 wks and see him again. The next labs are for:
Free T4, TSH, Thyroidtropin Receptor Stimulating Antibody, CMP, CBC, LH, SHBG and total testosterone.
I noticed he isn't and hasn't done free t3; should he? Are the above tests appropriate? Are any missing that should be done?