Can anyone translate these results for me at all please? My sister is 30 and has been suspicious of having an underactive thyroid for a couple of years - small amount of weight gain, very dry skin, and tired. Plus me and my mum both have underactive too, both pretty bad. She went to her uk GP last year who reluctantly tested and said the results were normal.
She just moved to Italy and had a full health check and included thyroid - the TSH is in units I'm used to seeing but the T4 isn't so I can't quite interpret it. I can see her TSH is raised and T4 low but can't work out how "bad" she is.
TSH: 4.0 miU/L (0.3-3.6)
FT4: 0.74 ng/dl (0.7-1.7)
FT3: 2.3 pg/ml (2.2-4.2)
Seeing her TSH high and T4 low made me tell her to get the uk results too from last year that were "normal" and back then her TSH was 5 and T4 12 which isn't really normal.
Can anyone advise whether she needs to start treatment maybe? She has been trying for a baby for a while too and I know it's better for TSH to be below 2.5, or closer to 1 even for that. I am starting my 3rd round of ivf due to my thyroid so I want to help her avoid that.
Thank you to anyone who can offer their wisdom!