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Can you have a thyroid condition but have normal blood work?

Can you have a thyroid condition but have normal blood work?

Could: This is possible. It depends on the condition. Could have thyroid cancer and normal blood tests. If you are concerned, you could see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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 it possible that a blood test can indicate if you have had a minor heart attack or stroke?

Is it possible that a blood test can indicate if you have had a minor heart attack or stroke?

No!: Blood tests don't make the diagnosis of strokes. When you have chest pain , go to er where testing of blood ; other tests for heart attacks are done. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have anemia if you have a low white blood cells?

Is it possible to have anemia if you have a low white blood cells?

Yes: There are many conditions that result in both low white blood cells (WBC) and anemia (low red blood cells (rbc)). One of the most common is infection. Certain viruses can suppress the body's ability to make both rbc and wbc. These numbers go back to normal after virus cleared from body. Other more serious causes include diseases involving the bone marrow. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a (starting) renal dysfunction even if creatinin in blood serum is normal? What are symptoms? And how to test for it?

Is it possible to have a (starting) renal dysfunction even if creatinin in blood serum is normal?  What are symptoms? And how to test for it?

Early renal injury: Yes. Serum creatinine does not reveal kidney impairment until 25-35 percent of function is lost. The doc orders a 24 hr urine creatinine clearance to get an accurate percent function. ...Read more

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Do you think if you have any kind of autoimmune disease? Like lupus or anything? Or would it have sawn in blood test. If blood result is normal.

Do you think if you have any kind of autoimmune disease? Like lupus or anything? Or would it have sawn in blood test. If blood result is normal.

See details: There are literally scores of autoimmune diseases. Some can be diagnosed with the help of lab tests and some cannot. Lupus can be present even if all autoantibody testing is negative. However, this is a rare occurrence. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have cancer and have normal blood test results?

Is it possible to have cancer and have normal blood test results?

Yes: Many cancers will not cause changes to the blood counts or chemistry panels. This is one of the reasons why routine screenings with your physician are important. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if it is possible for your blood tests to show hypothyroidism even if you don't have an underactive thyroid?

Can someone tell me if it is  possible for your blood tests to show hypothyroidism even if you don't have an underactive thyroid?

Thats how we tell: Screen with Thyroid Stimulating Hormone(TSH) and follow up testing with T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels. There are 2 main differrent types of Hypothyroidism, with the most common being underactive thyroid whicvh would cause the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels to be low and the TSH to be high. Stress can also cause the TSH to be altered, but the T3 (liothyronine) and T4 would be normal. That is when we check Reverse T3 (liothyronine). Symptoms important too ...Read more

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Is there a type of blood test that you can take to determine if you have anymore Accutane in your system?

Is there a type of blood test that you can take to determine if you have anymore Accutane in your system?

Accutane levels: An 80 mg dose of 14c-isotretinoin as a liquid had a half-life of 90 hours. Metabolites of Isotretinoin and any conjugates are ultimately excreted in the feces and urine in relatively equal amounts with half-lives of roughly one day. After 5-6 half lives you should be essentially free of drug. Levels can be done but may be quite costly. If you want to become pregnant would wait a week or more. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a very overactive thyroid even if your TSH levels are in normal range?

Is it possible to have a very overactive thyroid even if your TSH levels are in normal range?

Very unlikely: A very overactive thyroid is virtually always associated with a very low or undetectable tsh. Of course a laboratory error could be responsible and the test should always be repeated if it does not fit with the clinical picture. Lastly, stress and/or an underactive adrenal gland can sometime mimic and overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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In blood work is a pt time of 10.1 normal? If not what could be the cause?

In blood work is a pt time of 10.1 normal? If not what could be the cause?

Depends: Each lab will give a reference range for each PT depending on the reagent batch. Usually nowadays it's given as an international normalized ratio. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. If your physician isn't concerned, I wouldn't be either. ...Read more

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Can you still detect a normal blood count if you have hiv?

HIV: Which blood count are you referring to. Generally the standard complete blood count may remain normal for years after being infected but the special test looking at the lymphocyte profile may become abnormal fairly rapidly (within 2+ weeks). ...Read more

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Can a pheochromocytoma be discarded if I have all the symptoms but no high blood pressure or if this is only paroxystic?

Can a pheochromocytoma be discarded if I have all the symptoms but no high blood pressure or if this is only paroxystic?

What symptoms: Blood and urine testing for hormone levels is needed. Symptoms are suggestive but unreliable and not very specific. Further testing may be required if hormone levels are abnormal. Normal blood pressure does not exclude the possibility of the disease. ...Read more

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Is an usual blood test enough to recognize if a light nose bleeding normal or I need another tests?what are the recomended tests

Is an usual blood test enough to recognize if a light nose bleeding normal or I need another tests?what are the recomended tests

Nose bleeds: may be trauma, nose dry/friable from cold /dry air (even if runs), picking, allergies , HTN, rarely autoimmune disease , masses in nose can also be from cocaine, rarely first sign of leukemia. Usually we check CBC to make sure platelets OK , blood count OK, sometimes PT/PTTT/INR bleeding parameters. Try vasoline inside tip at night, if recurrent get ENT ,sed rate . f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Is it possible to get home tests which tell you if you have adrenal insufficiency or problems with the gland?

Is it possible to get home tests which tell you if you have adrenal insufficiency or problems with the gland?

Not a simple issue: Adrenal pathology is not an issue for self diagnosis. The tests for adrenal function often require collection of 24 hour urine and complicated tests. If you have a concern, please discuss the issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you have a thyroid problem if you have a normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (tsh)?

Can you have a thyroid problem if you have a normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (tsh)?

Yes: The 'normal' TSH level is determined statistically, not clinically. Some people in the upper part of the 'normal' range will have symptoms and will benefit from treatment. This is similar to people on thyroid hormone treatment who have an increase in tsh, due to further failure of the thyroid, report recurence of symptoms and improvement with adjustment of their treatment. ...Read more

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