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Do You Need To Fast For A Thyroid Test
Thyroid antibodies: No . Fasting is not necessary for thyroid tests of any kind. You only need to fast for tests affected by your blood glucose-related hormones, like your blood sugar test and your lipid profile ; even the lipid profile can be done non- fasting, some experts say nowadays. ...Read more
Iodine: Some institutions may ask you to fast after midnight the night before thyroid scan. You should avoid eating foods which contain high iodine content before the scan. Again, different places may ask you to perform these dietary for different amounts of time. Check with the site performing your scan. ...Read more
Pain on the right side of neck 2 in below jaw line dont hurt 2 swallow only wen eatin or drinkin can see pulse fast ..thyroid test r normal what is it?
Personally: I don't mind & I actually use abbreviations. But I wish you would take a little more care & use proper grammar/English asking your question. It does not show respect for the physician who answers you. I think you need to see an ear nose and throat doctor and be scoped. Possible x-ray = esophagram & done with a physical therapist to study your swallowing mechanics. HRS, M.D., FACC ...Read more
Normal echo..Stress test normal..Thyroid test normal..Blood work good..Cardiac enyzmes good..Ekg shows normal heartbeat..Dr said its just fast..Good?
Symptoms: Hi. There's not a SINGLE symptom associated with hypo- or hyperthyroidism that is specific to hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Therefore, it is not surprising that symptoms you thought were due to thyroid dysfunction are associated with normal thyroid function. If your TSH and free T4 are normal, then you symptoms are not due to thyroid dysfunction. Good luck at finding a cause if there is one! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Tsh is a very good screening test for thyroid function but it's not produced by the thyroid. If your TSH is low you probably have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), if it's high you probably have hypothyroidism (low thyroid function); however, other mechanisms may account for abnormal TSH levels (abnormal pituitary function). Testing your thyroid hormone levels (t3, t4) is more complete. ...Read more
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