I am a 21 year old female. After having a sore throat on one side I was told to have a thyroid ultrasound and at TSH and T4 test. My T4 was 1.2 and my TSH was 3.49. I know that this TSH falls within the laboratory reference range, but according to what I've read with the AACE they are talking about it being closer to .3-3.0, or in the most extreme places 2.5 being the high number. My ultrasound showed 2 thyroid micronodules...possibly colloid cysts, one on each side of my thyroid. I haven't felt right for a while and I'm hoping for some relief. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that the cysts have caused my sore throat as they are 3mmx2mm each...very small,leaving me with another problemand the recommendation to see an ENT as well as an endocrinologist.
My question is, does anyone think that the Endocrine Dr. will treat a TSH in this range, even though its in the reference range? From what understand this TSH number could be somewhat significant based on my age, though maybe I'm wrong. HELP!!! I just want to feel normal again!:confused: