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Hi all I am new to the forum.

I have suffered for years with what seem to be thyroid symptoms. Finally my gynaecologist tested me. She said that all thyroid test are normal but my prolactin was abnormal. Can anyone explain my results to me.

I know that hi prolactin can indicate thyroid problems. But Dr is saying seen as all thyroid tests are normal, it's not a problem.

I feel like I am going Insane.. they are sending me to see a neurologist....

FreeT3 4.5 pmol/L

FreeT4 18.3 pmol/L

TSH 3.03pmol/L

Thyroglobulin Ab. 1.49 IU/ml

Thyroid peroxidase Ab IU/ml

Prolactin 551.2 pmol/L

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I would have B12 - Folate - Ferritin & VitD tested to and start a new thread with the results and ranges - labs vary.

Your results do look good even eithout ranges.

Why a neurologist ? - what are your symptoms ?

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I’m guessing because of the prolactin result, Marz. GP might be thinking there’s a pituitary gland issue.

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Thank you :-)

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your thyroid results are perfect

the imitator of hypothyroid is Pernicous Aneamia ...so B12 must be tested

high prolactin indicates a pituarity issue

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And could be a number of other things, reallyfedup.

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Like what ?

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Several.

I don't think it's appropriate for me to list on here.

Anyone can Google search " high Prolactin 550 result - what does this mean"

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Hi Jena.

You haven't actually given your Thyroid Peroxidase result. When posting could you give normal ranges in brackets please and dates of tests?

However, more important just now, I would not wait for Neurologist referal to come through.

I would go and see GP TODAY or asap. We can get same day appoinment by calling in before 8.30 am.

But I think you are in USA not UK ?

I am not medically qualified but high Prolactin could mean other conditions apart from Hypothyroidism. So I would see GP for thorough investigations and diagnosis.

May I suggest you make a written list of all your symptoms in case you forget any when in with doc. But the high Prolactin requires looking into asap anyway.

All the best. xxx

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Hi Mary thank you

I am in Singapore I saw the Neurologist today and I have an MRI tomorrow and I had more bloods done today.

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That was quick. That's good news, that you are being investigated. All best wishes for diagnosis.

xx

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Well, I don't agree that a TSH of 3.3 is 'good' or 'perfect'. I think it needs keeping an eye on. What time of day was this test done, and was it fasting?

But I do agree that we absolutely need the ranges for FT4 and FT3. The results are meaningless without the ranges. And, I agree you need your B12 tested.

You haven't given the result for thyroid peroxidase AB.

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I have updated now

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Still can't see TPO update.

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Well, I'm sorry, but I still can't see any ranges or a TPO result. :(

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It was morning and yes it was fasting as I had diabetes test done too

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My priority would be having high Prolactin immediately investigated.

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For full evaluation you ideally need TSH, FT4, FT3, TT4, TPO and TG antibodies, plus vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 tested

Low vitamins cause symptoms in own right and can affect thyroid function too

See if you can get full thyroid and vitamin testing from GP. Unlikely to get FT3

Private tests are available

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have money off offers.

All thyroid tests should be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results

Link about antibodies

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

Link about thyroid blood tests

thyroiduk.org/tuk/testing/t...

Print this list of symptoms off, tick all that apply and take to GP

thyroiduk.org/tuk/about_the...

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Thanks slowdragon

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Thanks guys

They are thinking there is a problem with my pituitary gland I am having MRI tomorrow 👍🏼

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Jena Sam

All Best Wishes for the MRI scan tomorrow.

Please keep in touch - even if your Thyroid Peroxidase aren't raised!

You will always get good support on here, whatever the diagnosis.

You will find lots of genuinely loving and caring people on here who have also suffered for years and battled to get diagnosis.

Now you've made your breakthrough - it's the waiting . . . . . . . . . 😮

Thinking of You ♡

xXx

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Thank you

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I live in Singapore and they will give you whatever test you want if you are paying for them full thyroid test cost around 90sgd which I think is not bad. I will get tested again after the new year.

Thanks 👍🏼

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