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Blood results 15 year old girl

Hello,

My 15 year old daughter has been suffering from tiredness, painful/ heavy legs and heavy periods. My doctor asked for a thyroid blood test (I myself have Graves disease) here are her results. My doctor said her results fit into the 'norm' I thought they looked a little low? But I am definitely no expert! Can anybody give me a second opinion please?

TSH ultra-sensible ................. 0,737 mUI/L

Thanks in advance!

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You haven't given the range but that result is low in range which generally is good, it's high TSH that can indicate primary hypothyroidism. But she really needs FT4, FT3 and thyroid antibodies tested.

Also, ask for vitamins and minerals to be tested

Vit D

B12

Folate

Ferritin

Low Ferritin can cause fatigue and suggest iron deficiency anaemia, and heavy periods can also indicate iron deficiency anaemia.

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Any blood tests for thyroid hormones has to be a the very earliest and fasting (you can drink water).

She needs a Full Thyroid Function Test which is:-

TSH, T4, T3, Free T4, Free T3 and thyroid antibodies.

GP may do some but not all but we have two labs which will do the ones not taken by the GP. One lab (it is home pin-prick tests) has a special offer at present. The other lab is Blue Horizon. Make sure she's well hydrated a couple of days before if she is going to have one of these so that the blood draw is easier.

thyroiduk.org.uk/

GP should test B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate.

Below is a list of clinical symptoms:

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

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