A great question and lots of information.
The interpretation of lab tests must be left to the thyroid specialist. Each lab has its own (different) range of normal. In order to know the meaning of the lab test one must get the range of normal for each test from the lab where the tests are done. Getting a print out of the lab tests enable you to see the test results and to know what questions to ask and to hopefully understand the answers.
Why does the level of output of pituitary appear sometimes to be contrary to the level of the thyroid output? Is it because there is another player—the hypothalamus in there? I would be very interested in hearing an endocrinologist’s explanation. Providing an answer may not be simple for the reason that the endocrine system is so complex and complicated.
I wish you the very best!
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Edited Ellen_B (Aug. 25, 2017 11:08:42)