Can thyroid levels be normal but still have symptoms?
Some people treated for hypothyroidism may still experience symptoms even if blood tests show that their thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are well within the normal range.
What can mimic thyroid symptoms?
Disorders of red or white blood cells can mimic thyroid disorders with symptoms like fatigue, weakness, feeling cold, excessive sweating, pale skin, easy bruising, shortness of breath, leg cramps, difficulty concentrating, dizziness and insomnia.
Do thyroid problems show up in normal blood tests?
That’s why a normal TSH almost always means the thyroid gland is healthy and producing enough thyroid hormones. While a simple TSH blood test is a very accurate way to screen for hypothyroidism, an elevated TSH alone may not be enough to confirm the diagnosis.
Can thyroid problems be missed in a blood test?
T4 and T3 levels are usually normal. If you get your blood test in the afternoon when you have not been fasting, your TSH levels will be lower. Because of this, your subclinical hypothyroidism may be missed.
Can you have symptoms of Hashimoto’s with normal TSH?
Having only the TPO antibodies present with normal TSH and free T4 levels means that your thyroid is functioning normally and you don’t have hypothyroidism, but it does mean that you may have Hashimoto’s disease. Remember that Hashimoto’s doesn’t always cause hypothyroidism.
Can you have normal thyroid levels and still have Hashimoto’s?
Can you have a normal TSH and still have Hashimoto’s?
What does a sore thyroid feel like?
Mild to severe pain in the thyroid gland. The thyroid feels tender to the touch. Pain or discomfort when swallowing or turning your head. Appearance of these symptoms shortly after a viral infection, such as the flu, mumps, or measles.
Can I have Hashimoto’s with normal labs?
It is also possible to develop antibodies that attack the thyroid gland, called Hashimoto’s Disease, and this can be another factor causing low thyroid symptoms with “normal” test results.
What is silent thyroiditis?
Silent thyroiditis is an immune reaction of the thyroid gland. The disorder can cause hyperthyroidism, followed by hypothyroidism. The thyroid gland is located in the neck, just above where your collarbones meet in the middle.