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I have recently had a private test (blood sample) completed

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Hi, I have recently had a private test (blood sample) completed and the results were fine apart from a higher reading on reverse T3 which was 0.64. After visiting my GP he requested I have further bloods taken and my thyroid test came back fine although I don't believe they had tested the rT3. The result of my blood test revealed I have Gilbert's Syndrome. The reason I had the tests completed in the first place was due to the fact that I believe I suffer with some of the symptoms experienced by hypothoridsym. It also appears that some of the symptoms are similar to those that have Gilbert syndrome although I understand that these symptoms are not widely recognised as being linked to Gilbert's Syndrome by the medical profession. I am a 43 year old female and over the last 2 years I have been trying to loose weight but have in fact put on weight rather than lost it. I have changed my diet over the last year and eat lots of protein, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts etc but also allow myself treats so I believe my diet is generally healthy. I would like to know if it would be worth me referring my symptoms to an endocrologist to investigate further.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Can you please post your result on here for me if possible.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi,Please find attached my results for the Thyroid test. It was after this test that my GP sent for further blood tests and established I had Gilbert's Syndrome.I would really like to know if there is a connection between RT3 and Gilbert's syndrome and whether this may have an impact on the fact that I am struggling to loose weight despite eating a healthy diet.Thank you for your help.Kind regardsSam
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Sorry for the last response as I was away for a while.

Your test reports are good.

The main thing that we look at in the thyroid function is the TSH.

Your TSH is perfect.

So I would not worry about the slightly deranged level of the T3 that is shown.

Your symptoms i.e. struggling to lose weight is not due to this particular lab report.

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