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Hi there

I got some of my level 1s back today from my GP. It doesn't seem that all the tests requested have been done but I believe from reading other posts that some may take some time or be refused etc like anti-mitochondrial antibodies etc so I won't stress about them just yet.

When i called my surgery the response was 'all bloods normal no action' but i still requested copies and when i picked them up one page has clearly across the top **ABNORMAL** What's that all about??!! Why say it's all normal when it's actually not! It's my prothrombin time which is low at 10.1 (normal range 10.6-13.8 ). I did already know this as the recurrent mc specialist's blood tests picked this up along with a couple of other out of range readings but he never even mentioned them??? If something is low or high and out of the 'normal' range why would they not explain it to you and tell you there was an issue and if there was anything you could do about it?

Anyhoo, my main question is that my TSH was 2.03 mu/l which is in the 'normal' range of 0.35-5.50 but i recently read on here that there is a different good or normal range when ttc which is below 2. Is this something only a specialist would know about? I know it's not massively out of range but i'm not sure what to do next as i have read on here that TSH issues can cause implantation/mc problems. Do i need to see an endocrinologist (i have read of Dr Conway on here)? Or, if level 1 results don't really tell you if you might have level 2 issues and i really should see Dr G could he deal with the TSH issue anyway? I really don't want to shell out on seeing 2 different pricey consultants. Especially if the outcome and tx would be the same and I would imagine Dr G must deal with all these things all the time?

I guess I was kindof hoping that the level 1s would show an issue that would probably have caused the early mc with my DFET and i would be able to 'fix' it and maybe not need level 2 tests and/or tx but that doesn't seem to be the case and i'm now realising more that getting the level 1s done by your GP is to save money on getting them done by Dr G rather than them indicating that you need to move onto level 2s, am I right in that?

If anyone has any thoughts that would be great.

Thanks

GG xx
 

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gg: can I suggest you ask the ladies on the hypothyroid thread instead about your TSH question?  Its so close to normal that I don't know if it would normally be acted on (unless you have anti thyroid antibodies as well).

as to your prothrombin time... its a screen for haemophilia (failure of your blood to clot) - it was a tiny bit fast but I don't THINK that is a bad thing - if it was slow, that would be considered abnormal and would mean that you don't have prothrombin in your blood to clot normally.
 

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GG - Dr G prescribes me thyroxine as my levels were coming up slightly high and he tests my TSH levels on a regular basis. I've been on thyroxine for 6 months now and my levels have stabilised at 1 (they were at the high end of normal before, but too high from a tx perspective). This is alongside the immune issues that he treats me for.

Hope this helps!

Rose xx
 

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Thanks ladies

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