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I am 19 weeks pregnant and i just took a thyroid panel test

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Hello, i am 19 weeks pregnant and i just took a thyroid panel test and im a little concerned. My hair is falling off like crazy. but other than that i feel fine, but my only concern is my t3 uptake which was a 16 and it says its to low. can you explain what that means , im really scared about it thank you

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T 3 uptake test (also known as T3 Resin Uptake (T3RU) or Thyroid Uptake) measures the level of proteins that carry thyroid hormone in the blood...

This can be increased or reduced in various conditions...

Pregnancy can also decrease T3RU levels, and this occurs normally in pregnancy...

This does not mean some thing serious, however, you must visit your treating physician for a further discussion on interpretation of your detailed thyroid tests...

Kindest Regards...

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
does it have anything to do with my hair loss

Very unlikely...

Specially if your remaining thyroid results are normal, its unrelated to your thyroid...


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you so much