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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Is ther another way of testing for underactive thyroid other than usual blood test?

Is ther another way of testing for underactive thyroid other than usual blood test?

No: Blood tests are the most accurate way to test for underactive thyroid. Other testing such as basal metabolic rates, saliva or urine testing, or hair analysis are completely unreliable. ...Read more

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What does blood test tells us? There is a groupon deal for blood test...There are two types of test: liver-, kidney-, and thyroid-health-testing package and thyroid- and nutrient-testing package i have never done blood test before is it important to get

What does blood test tells us? There is a groupon deal for blood test...There are two types of test:
liver-, kidney-, and thyroid-health-testing package 
and thyroid- and nutrient-testing package

i have never done blood test before is it important to get

Without : Without clinical scenario (clear cut indication) of why you would actually do a blood test, the results can be meaningless. You need to talk to your physician and discuss the need to do a blood test, rather than purchasing it on groupon. ...Read more

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27 yrs. Ttc for 5 months. Had blood test for fsh, thyroid & bmp. All good. But cycles are 50 days apart. Should i wait until 1 year bf more testing?

27 yrs. Ttc for 5 months. Had blood test for fsh, thyroid & bmp. All good. But cycles are 50 days apart. Should i wait until 1 year bf more testing?

Probably not: 50 days is a long time between cycles. Of course, everyone's cycles are different but this is out if the "normal range". If you are anxious to get pregnant, i would probably seek help now. ...Read more

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Outer hairs on left eyebrow are falling out. Clear thyroid blood testing (not sure if full panel), PCOS sufferer, just started Yaz birth control to treat PCOS. Should I get more thyroid tests? Could PCOS cause this? Will Yaz help grow my hair back?

Outer hairs on left eyebrow are falling out. Clear thyroid blood testing (not sure if full panel), PCOS sufferer, just started Yaz birth control to treat PCOS. Should I get more thyroid tests?  Could PCOS cause this? Will Yaz help grow my hair back?

Maybe, maybe not: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) will block some of the androgen effects of the PCOS but may not grow the eyebrow hair again. Make sure that the thyroid testing included a TSH, T3, T4, and Free Thyroid Index.(FTI) to definitely rule out thyroid disorders as a cause. ...Read more

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Nwhat is the abreviation for thyroid in a blood test?

Nwhat is the abreviation for thyroid in a blood test?

TSH: When a doctor orders a blood test to look at the thyroid and its function, they might order a tsh, which stands for thyroid stimulating hormone. You can also look at T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels, which represent the serum amounts of the products produced by the thyroid and its general activity. ...Read more

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Does nutri thyroid affect blood test results?

Does nutri thyroid affect blood test results?

It's bullshit: Hi. Nutri Thyroid is utter bullshit, and you're throwing your money away on snake oil. That snake oil does nothing for a healthy thyroid that good old (cheap) iodized salt won't do. And you're making the snake oil peddlers rich. May I suggest you stop throwing that money away, and instead give it to some group that will do some good in the world?! ...Read more

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Might a thyroid blood test show hormonal problems?

Possibly: Thyroid produces a hormone so depending on what you are looking for thyroid blood test can show if there is a thyroid hormone problem but other hormones require other tests. ...Read more

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Got all symptoms for thyroid but blood test come back clear?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you did not say what symptoms, what tests and what were the actual results. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would hashimotos normally be picked up in a blood test checking my thyroid?

Would hashimotos normally be picked up in a blood test checking my thyroid?

Yes: It can be picked up on a blood test but your doctor has to specifically order the test called thyroid peroxidase antibodies (tpo antibodies). ...Read more

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Is a blood test the definitive answer as to whether a person has a thyroid disease?

Is a blood test the definitive answer as to whether a person has a thyroid disease?

It depends: Blood tests tell many things about the thyroid, including whether it's overactive (hyperthyroid) or underactive (hypothyroid). They detect anti-thyroid antibodies as well. These things cannot be confirmed without blood tests. Other thyroid diseases, such as nodular disease and cancer cannot be identified alone by blood test but require physical exam, possibly ultrasound, and possibly biopsy. ...Read more

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Would a thyroid scan rule out everything no matter what the blood test resuslts were?

Would a thyroid scan rule out everything no matter what the blood test resuslts were?

No: Thyroid scan is only part of thyroid dysfunction workup. Thyroid scan usually shows functioning or nonfunctioning nodules, thyroid gland enlargement, decreased function, or goiter. Laboratory blood testing is extremely important in determining function of thyroid gland, hypo-, hyper-, or normal. Sometimes scan and blood tests differ in findings. ...Read more

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Would thyroid issue show in routine blood test? Or should I request something specific?

Would thyroid issue show in routine blood test? Or should I request something specific?

Assessment: Of how well the thyroid works is done with specific blood tests (thyroid function tests). These have to be specifically ordered by your doctor. ...Read more

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Thyroid swollen for 3 months, but my blood test are normal. can I still have a thyroid problem?

Thyroid swollen for 3 months, but my blood test are normal. can I still have a thyroid problem?

Yes: You may have a nodule, or goiter, or cystic thyroid, etc. all of which may not necessarily have abnormal Thyroid function tests (tft's). An Ultrasound of the Thyroid would be best to diagnose an enlargement, even with normal tft's. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had bloods taken today the code was tfgps (not on t4) i have looked on the Internet but cannot find this blood test code. Thank you?

Had bloods taken today the code was tfgps (not on t4) i have looked on the Internet but cannot find this blood test code. Thank you?

That code doesn't: exist in the US. More importantly what medical conditions are you being treated for? That would answer it alone. We need more info in your profile that's missing. Weight, medical, family, social, sexual, surgical histories, meds, allergies, supplements. Without that, it's like shooting in the dark. Let us help you further by disclosing more info in which to assist you. Thanks! ...Read more

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I had blood test 3 months ago in the hos. Everything was good now i feel like i hv thyroid disease can this happen within 3months? Thanks

Yes, but : It can happen, but highly unlikely. Ask your doctor to repeat the thyroid tests to set your mind at ease, then look for other problems to explain your symptoms. ...Read more