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Can Hyperthyroidism Be Undetectable Through Only A Blood Test
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, free t4, TSH and anti-thyroid antibodies for a thorough analysis. ...Read more
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
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 ??
Tsh .007 cause my period to not come?Confirmed not pregnant through blood test with obgyn.Synthroid has been adjusted before and i did not miss period
Everything: Depends what you are looking for and what tests are done. ...Read more
See below: Blood tests can reveal a variety of information: genetic like dna or bloodtype, metabolic tests that measure body processes like liver function, tests for infection or response to infection, tests that measure chemistry like iron or other metals in our blood, tests for immunity to disease and many others. ...Read more
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