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what are the tests for hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hyperthyroidism: Please see your doctor. He/she will take your medical history, examine you, and order thyroid labs. Results should be available by the next day. Hope all is OK!

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What's the difference between grave's disease and hyperthyroidism?

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Hyperthyroidism: There are many different causes of hyperthyroidism. Graves disease is an autoimmune disease most common in young women. Other common forms of hyperthyroidism are toxic nodular goiter, subacute thyroiditis, post-partum thyroiditis, and of course overreplacement with thyroid hormone. There are many other, less common forms of hyperthyroidism, some of which can be subtle.
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What tests do you need to have done to figure out if you have hypo or hyperthyroidism?

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Lab tests: The common tests for both condition are: TSH and free t4. For hyperthyrodism, you will also need a free t3 (liothyronine). Once your doctor has these results, more tests might be needed such as thyroid antibodies, thyroid ultrasound, thyroid uptake and scan and possibly thyroid biopsy. The latter tests are usually not needed if tsh, free T4 and free T3 (liothyronine) are normal.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are there any risks associated with letter hyperthyroidism go untreated?

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Hyperthyroid: Letting hyperthyroid go untreated leads to heat intolerance, weight loss, irritability, widened blood pressures, sleeplessness, hyperactivity, tachycardia (rapid heart rate) and increased appetite. Continued lack of treatment in very extreme situations could result in presenting in the emergency room and being mistaken for a heart attack. Get treated. It is not costly.
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If some one is hyperthyroid, what tests are necessary to rule out grave's disease?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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TSIgG: The test, thyroid stimulating igg is most important! measuring tsh-receptor antibodies with the h-tbii assay has been proven efficient and was the most practical approach found in most studies. A low TSH would be expected as well.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Proper medication for hyperthyroidism, because i can not get proper answers from doctors. They just write tests and recommend to other doctors.

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Dr. Trajko Bojadzievski
Specializes in Endocrinology
Determined cause?: My assumption is that your doctors are trying to determine the exact underlying cause of your hyperthyroidism ( and there are several potential causes). To get to the cause, several tests may be needed. Depending on the underlying cause as well as severity, you may have one or more treatment options. Thyroid disorder specialists are endocrinologists who could help you.

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