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Can Hyperthyroidism Be Undetectable Through Only A Blood Test
My potasium fr blood test 3.4 n I have subclinical hyperthyroid what can i eat beside banana for my pottasium level?
Stop worrying: If your physician is not concerned about your potassium level, and you are not on any diuretic and are not having diarrhea, i would ignore this just-slightly-lowish serum potassium. "normal ranges" are set so that several percent of otherwise-healthy people fall just outside. As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to lab medicine, i always tell people, "look at the person, not the numbers". ...Read more
Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more
Had blood test a year ago for hyperthyroid, negative according to doc. But I have many of the syntoms. Could test have been wrong a year ago?
YES: Any lab test can be wrong for a variety of reasons- lab error or even the samples getting mixed up. Whenever i get a lab result that is unexpected i repeat it and it is not unusual for the result to be quite different. In this case please ask your doc to check free t3, (liothyronine) free t4, TSH and anti-thyroid antibodies for a thorough analysis. ...Read more
Is it safe to go for a 1 wk fitness camp if I have untreated hyperthyroidism? Blood test confirmed but endocrine specialist can only see me in 6 mths.
Whoa!: Have your primary care physician take care of your hypertyroidism for now. Any general physician can handle it. As soon as you're euthyroid, you're fine for the fitness camp. ...Read more
At first I thought it was the Botox that caused difficulty swallowing but my doctor did a thyroid blood test and says it's hyperthyroid. ?
Had thyroid scan, came back overactive, have normal blood test. Does hyperthyroidism mean cancer? Will this stop me from having weight loss surgery
Hyperthyroidism: If a radioactive iodine scan was performed, they probably calculated a 24 hr uptake which was likely high since you are saying that "the thyroid scan came back overactive". Hyperthyroidism does not mean cancer. Thyroid cancer usually presents as a cold spot (not overactive) on thyroid scan. If you are hyperthyroid, this condition would actually help you lose weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter just got back two blood test results for low white blood cell count, she is loosing her hair, high anxiety, insomnia. Hyperthyroidism ??
I have chronic aches through out my body and my doctor took a blood test and she didn't see anything abnormal. Is there a cause or natural?
How do I go about having a Dr. evaluate a recent blood test through this service to determine a change in the dosage of Thyroid medication that I need? I don't want to pay for an office visit to the Dr who initially prescribed the medication.
Virtual consults: You may get a live video, voice or text consult with HealthTap doctors at any time for information, advice, and, for example, to find out whether or not your blood test results are normal, low, or high (HealthTap Prime or HealthTap Compass). Please continue to consult with your established doctor(s) who know you well for ongoing care, either in person or via live video or text virtual consultation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Backward: There is no screening test for ovca. However, if you have ovarian cancer, a ca-125 level may or may not be elevated. If it is, it may be one thing monitired for response. Getting ca-125, an expensive blood test of unproven value before knowing you have the cancer is inded backward, costly, non-specific and can led to unnecessary worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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