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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?
TSH? Probably fine.: I'm assuming the "thyroid test" you're referring to is "thyroid stimulating hormone" or tsh. This is one of the most commonly measured thyroid-related tests. The normal range depends on your lab and varies; but it's about 0.4 to 4.0. So a value of 0.64 in that case is good - if it was 64, then i'd worry! ...Read more
Your doctor?: Hi. My specialty deals with the thyroid as specialists, and I've NEVER asked a patient to interpret his/her own thyroid labs! It's not YOUR job to interpret them, it's your doctor's job! I suggest you ask your doctor to explain them (in lay terminology that you can understand); if you're not satisfied, find a new doctor who explains things better. Good luck! ...Read more
Not really bad.: The TSH level is just a test. There is no number that is really bad and all numbers can be fixed. There is a continuum of disease from mild to very symptomatic and some people may have a lot of symptoms despite relatively normal numbers. Best thing is to look at how you feel. If you feel fine then the numbers are good enough. ...Read more
Thyroid tests: In general, when interpreting thyroid tests, a high TSH is indicative of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) and a low TSH is indicative of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Your doctor may also check your free T4 and free T3 (liothyronine) levels which may be low if hypothyroid and high if hyperthyroid. That being said, the tests are not always so straightforward so make sure an MD interprets your results ...Read more
Discuss with Dr.: You need to contact the person that ordered the test to get clarification. When a lab result is just a number it is relative to a certain lab's protocols. Usually, the result will have a "normal" range after the number and if you are in that range you are fine. If not in the range then you need the person that ordered the test to interpret what that 2.63 means for you. ...Read more
Thyroid tests: Thyroid laboratory data is performed at many different medical centers and there are often differences in the technology and the results produced. When you have blood work done on your thyroid levels you should also receive the reference data for the three or four thyroid labs that have been done. Your doctor should have that data to share with you. ...Read more
Holy cow!: C'mon, you're being silly! WHICH thyroid test? Please don't ask us to do guesswork? Also, if you ask the doctor for a copy of the lab results, all labs list the normal range. But please, we're not here to guess, and nor would you want us to! DATA...that's what we work with! ...Read more
See answer: There are a number of tests for thyroid conditions, including blood tests, imaging, biopsies, and more based on one's symptoms and physical findings. Blood tests include TSH (most sensitive and most common screening test of thyroid function), t3, (liothyronine) t4, thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin, and antithyroid antibody test. A radioactive iodine uptake (raiu) test and a thyroid scan are also sometimes used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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