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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Do you need to fast for thyroid antibodies test?

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Do you need to fast for thyroid antibodies 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

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Dr. Alan Feldman
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Do you need to fast before getting a thyroid n cvc test?

Dr. Alan Feldman
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Do you need to fast before getting a thyroid n cvc test?

No: You do not need to fast for a thyroid blood test. I don't know what you mean by "cvc" test. Do you mean a "cbc", which is a complete blood count. You don't need to fast for that either. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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Do i need to fast for thyroid test?

Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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Do i need to fast for thyroid test?

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

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Dr. John Munshower
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Do I have to fast before a liver function test and thyroid test?

Dr. John Munshower
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Do I have to fast before a liver function test and thyroid test?

NO: These tests need not be done fasting, but when combined with the Cholesterol of a test for diabetes, they often are, as those tests do need to be fasting. ...Read more

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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
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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?

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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

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Ecg results asymptomatic tachycardia, thyroid test is normal. I still feel nervous, anxious and fast heart rate. Pls advise?

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Ecg results asymptomatic tachycardia, thyroid test is normal. I still feel nervous, anxious and fast heart rate. Pls advise?

Not asymptomatic: By definition, your tachycardia is not "asymptomatic" since you're experiencing symptoms. Are you using any medications or recreational drugs? If using caffeine at all, please stop ; see whether this helps. Anxiety can cause tachycardia -- but have you had a cardiology consult? I would, in your case. You may also need a psychiatrist consult for the ongoing anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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What does asymptomatic sinus tachycardia mean? My thyroid test is normal.I feel nervous, fast heartbeat, palpitations.Dizzy.

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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What does asymptomatic sinus tachycardia mean? My thyroid test is normal.I feel nervous, fast heartbeat, palpitations.Dizzy.

Meds: Trial of beta blockers would be advisable see your cardiologist to discuss. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Normal echo..Stress test normal..Thyroid test normal..Blood work good..Cardiac enyzmes good..Ekg shows normal heartbeat..Dr said its just fast..Good?

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Normal echo..Stress test normal..Thyroid test normal..Blood work good..Cardiac enyzmes good..Ekg shows normal heartbeat..Dr said its just fast..Good?

How fast?: Heart rates between 60 to 100 are considered normal for most adults. Some normal adults fall outside this range but not too much. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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I need you to look at my thyroid test results.

Dr. Yash Khanna
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I need you to look at my thyroid test results.

We will when you hav: We will look at your thyroid test results when you will let us look at the results Whenever you are ready ask and we will surely look at those ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Why do I need to have my thyroid test repeated last one slightly high ?

Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Yes: Definitely. Make sure you doctor knows you take lithium, which can interfere with the thyroid and lead to goiter and/or hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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