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Can Taking Thyroid Medication Raise Fasting Blood Test
I have had a blood test which shows raised levels of creatinine and low efgr is this due to kidneys or thyroid or both. I have disbetes asthma arthrit?
Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more
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.
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Hi my age is 28 male my thyroid readings are as given below using CLIA technology by blood test during fasting
Thyroid: Those three numbers don't match well. Please check them with your doctor and let me know how things work out ...Read more
A blood test has shown thyroid peroxidase ab is 62.8 ku/l does this raise mean I have hashimoto’s?
Not necessarily...: The first question is why was the test done? If because of abn thyroid labs &/or an abn thyroid ultrasound I would be highly suspicious. Although this value is tech elev it is only min so. This COULD be early Hashimoto's, but values with active Hashimoto's are often as high as the thousands. Diff labs also have diff ways of measuring TPO & can give mildly abn values at times. Need more info... ...Read more
Can an under active thyroid get better? I stopped taking meds after 4 years. Blood test came back normal! did it heal? No more meds?
Complex answer: Good question. I would want to know: 1. Were you hypothyroid in the first place. 2. What was the cause? Was your neck tender? If you had subacute thyroiditis, you could be transiently hypo and then recover completely. If you had hashimotos, you can have a flair, and then recover, but you will likely become permanently hypo eventually. Don't assume you are permanently better; good follow up. ...Read more
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
Yes: A single test can be done on a blood sample to start the investigation. Pcp can do it. ...Read more
T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are two major thyroid hormones and can be measured accurately in blood. The levels will be low if you thyroid is functioning less than normal. See this site for more info.
http://www.thyroid.org/wp-content/uploads/patients/brochures/FunctionTests_brochure.pdf ...Read more
Depends on type of: Tests. Usual thyroid function tests can be done on about 5 ml of blood. ...Read more
Yes: The way to know thyroid functions is through blood testings. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many possible thyroid blood tests, depending upon which particular disorder someone is looking for. The most common is a tsh, which is a pituitary hormone that is very sensitive but not very specific for telling you what kind of thyroid problem you have. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Consultation: If you had blood work done and were told the results, then you should ask your doctor the meaning of anything you are not sure of or have questions. ...Read more
Probably yes: Normal TSH level is less than 5. ...Read more
Is this TSH level?: There are several types of thyroid tests like TSH level or T4 level.So you need to indicate the exact name of the test done. If it is tsh...This is normal. ...Read more
Need more info: Results of lab tests need to be interpreted in the context of whole health status. What test did you have and what was the actual result? It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
Which thyroid test?: There are many different thyroid tests so your question is impossible to answer. If you are talking about the TSH test (most common) then a high TSH indicates an underactive thyroid. If you are talking about T4 or T3 (liothyronine) (free or total) then high levels indicate an overactive thyroid. ...Read more
Symptoms on here thyroid blood test came back 1.39 is this normal & what could be wrong with me??
You need to ask your doctor to give you all the results related to your thyroid, not just one. You need to know if your thyroid levels are normal or not, then you and your doctor can make decisions about treatment if needed. ...Read more
Do I have to fast for thyroid blood test? It read that I don't have to. The never told me that I had to either.
You do not need to fast for thyroid function tests. However, if your doctor ordered other tests, e.g. blood lipids, or blood glucose, fasting is required.
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L had Crohn's Disease for 25 years so in May I had to have a ileostomy. After having a recent blood test my Gamma levels were raised is this normal ?
Yes: The albumen/globulin test is often abnormal in "auto-immune" disorders which Chron's is thought to be an example! ...Read more
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