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Can You Have A Thyroid Condition Even If The Blood Test Is Normal
Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more
50, f, graves disease, thyroid blood test normal. I am 5'4, 170 lbs. Being overweight does not run in fam. Please help ?
Thyroid & metabolism: Hyperthyroidism increases metabolic rate but also appetite. Now that your thyroid is normal, it is possible that you are continuing to eat more than you can burn. As you get older, your metabolism slows also. There are many strategies for controlling weight; for a start, increase exercise, keep a log of everything you eat, and consult a dietician or other person who can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Probably: If this is a TSH level or a free T4 level, it is normal. ...Read more
Thyroid: What symptoms? 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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