Blood Test Results?
Hello doctor, I have a special child adhd girl aged 19 years, 2.5 years ago, my child suddenly stopped menstruating and slowly his body began to thin. His hair fell out. Three days ago, on the 24th of July, I took his father to the internist ministry, when he saw my son, he suggested to have his blood checked. Presumably he has a problem with the thyroid. I took it to check his blood yesterday with difficulty because his son rebelled and refused, and the result today is FT3 = 1.82, FT4 = 1.04, TSHs = 2.602, It seems that the FT3 results are not normal. When to take Specimens: Frozen Blood. May I know what it means? Please the instructions. Then what should I do next. thanks.
Hello Lindasantoso, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Reading the results of thyroid hormone tests carried out by your child, it is true that the FT3 examination value in your child is not normal, where the amount is less than the normal value (2.3-4.2 pg / mL). This result is generally obtained in people with decreased thyroid gland (hypothyroid) function.
However, to ascertain whether it is true that your child has a disruption in his thyroid gland, especially hypothyroidism, you should check your child further with a specialist in internal medicine, and it is also better to check it again to the doctor who previously suggested your child do an examination the thyroid hormone.
The doctor will conduct a thorough evaluation of your child's complaints, physical condition and laboratory results to determine whether or not there really is a problem with your child's thyroid gland or whether the hormone is experiencing interference due to other conditions. After knowing what the possible conditions experienced by your child, then can be further determined what therapy should be given to your child.
For now, there is no better recommendation than to check your child's condition further to the doctor in order to immediately get therapy so as to prevent worsening of his condition.
I hope this helps.