A 36-year-old female asked:
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why did my doctor place an order for me to have blood work to check for thyroid disorder?

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Dr. Christopher Calendine
24 years experience Pediatrics
Reason For Test: Physicians will typically screen thyroid studies when hearing complaints of fatigue, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, and even depression. Thyroid sometimes checked for symptoms of high thyroid hormone levels including palpitations, wt loss, anxiety, palpitations, sweating.
Answered on Sep 21, 2013
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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
28 years experience Psychiatry
Many reasons: You mention pregnancy loss, this study would be essential part of the work up to find the cause, if not known. Also, thyroid studies are used routinely as a screen, so no particular reason need to be present. Usually thyroid is checked for symptoms like feeling cold or hot easily, too tired, constipated, hair thinning, or bulging eyes. Many reasons or none at all, make tft one useful test for you.
Answered on Sep 10, 2013
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Dr. Christopher Friesen
43 years experience Family Medicine
Did you ask them?: Your age, gender, family history may warrant a simple screening of thyroid function. Symptoms of thyroid disease are fairly vague, common so a test will be done to "rule out" thyroid as a possible culprit if you have such complaints.
Answered on Sep 10, 2013
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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Throid tests tells: Whether your thyroid is functioning normally , below normal or above normal ( abnormally ). There are certain risk factors that requires thyroid tests including thyroid nodule or goiter, signs and symptoms suggestive of thyroid disease , if you have another autoimmune disease , taking certain medications and many others . Talk to your doctor and discuss why it was ordered
Answered on Sep 10, 2013
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