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Had partial thyroidectomy. Fatigue, anxiety, pain in muscles. Done thyroid test. What is the normal range of T3?

hello had a partial thyroidectomy 5 yrs ago i have nodels on the other side. i have been feeling extremely tried feeling anxious with extreme aches and pains in my muscles. I visited my GP whom sent me for a TSH T4 T3 test the T4was 13.6 my TSH was1,76 and my T3 was 5,1 the GP said the test where in the normal range. have i looked on the internet at numerous ranges and a few state the normal range for T3 level is 2,1- 4.2 if this is right my T3 levels are not the right level. can you tell me the right level especially the T3 level please.
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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Welcome to HCM,

Endocrine functions of Thyroid gland are regulated by anterior pituitary gland.

TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is a hormone secreted by anterior pituitary gland.

It stimulates thyroid gland to produce triiodothyronine (T-3) and thyroxine (T-4).

When T-3 & T-4 level in the body are low, anterior pituitary secrets more TSH, to stimulate thyroid gland, to produce more T-3 & T-4.

The normal range for T-3, T-4 and TSH are following:-

(i) tT-3 : 1.00-2.70 nmol/L
(ii) fT-4 : 11-25 pmol/L
(iii) TSH : 0.3-4.0 mU/L

Your T-3 level is high. You may contact an Endocrinologist regarding this.

Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic and posting your query.

Hope you found my response to your query informative and helpful.

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With good wishes,
Answered: Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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