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Doctor insights on: Can You Have Water Before A Thyroid Blood Test

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink coffee before a thyroid blood test?

You may: If thyroid blood test is the only test you are having, coffee is not likely to materially affect the results. Generally it is better to be fasting for lab tests. ...Read more

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How does a blood test tell if your holding water?

How does a blood test tell if your holding water?

Sodium is low: Sodium will be diluted, thus low in value when you are retaining water.
Serum osmolality, the amount of solute/dissolved substance in a volume of liquid may be normal or low depending on various medical conditions including water retention from heart failure, kidney failure, and cirrhosis.
Hope I could be of help. ...Read more

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My thyroid blood test is 16 what does this mean?

My thyroid blood test is 16 what does this mean?

Please Clarify: There are several different thyroid blood tests with different result parameters. You must be specific with the test you are asking about. ...Read more

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What are thyroid results from my blood test normal?

What are thyroid results from my blood test normal?

Normal thyroid: Hi. If your blood tests for thyroid function (TSH & free T4) are normal, it means your thyroid is not over-producing or under-producing thyroid hormone, and that thyroid hormone is being made normally. ...Read more

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Help, how much blood is taken for a thyroid blood test?

Help, how much blood is taken for a thyroid blood test?

Depends on type of: Tests. Usual thyroid function tests can be done on about 5 ml of blood. ...Read more

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Is a thyroid blood test of 0.87 normal? Is a thyroid blood test of 0.87 normal?

Is a thyroid blood test of 0.87 normal? Is a thyroid blood test of 0.87 normal?

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

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Does nutri thyroid affect blood test results?

It's bullshit: Hi. Nutri Thyroid is utter bullshit, and you're throwing your money away on snake oil. That snake oil does nothing for a healthy thyroid that good old (cheap) iodized salt won't do. And you're making the snake oil peddlers rich. May I suggest you stop throwing that money away, and instead give it to some group that will do some good in the world?! ...Read more

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Might a thyroid blood test show hormonal problems?

Possibly: Thyroid produces a hormone so depending on what you are looking for thyroid blood test can show if there is a thyroid hormone problem but other hormones require other tests. ...Read more

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When fasting for metabolic blood test can I drink water?

Yes: Plan water no lemon or additives can be taken before a fasting blood test. ...Read more

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Got all symptoms for thyroid but blood test come back clear?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you did not say what symptoms, what tests and what were the actual results. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would hashimotos normally be picked up in a blood test checking my thyroid?

Yes: It can be picked up on a blood test but your doctor has to specifically order the test called thyroid peroxidase antibodies (tpo antibodies). ...Read more

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Is a blood test the definitive answer as to whether a person has a thyroid disease?

Is a blood test the definitive answer as to whether a person has a thyroid disease?

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 more

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Would a thyroid scan rule out everything no matter what the blood test resuslts were?

Would a thyroid scan rule out everything no matter what the blood test resuslts were?

No: Thyroid scan is only part of thyroid dysfunction workup. Thyroid scan usually shows functioning or nonfunctioning nodules, thyroid gland enlargement, decreased function, or goiter. Laboratory blood testing is extremely important in determining function of thyroid gland, hypo-, hyper-, or normal. Sometimes scan and blood tests differ in findings. ...Read more