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

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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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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

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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Do i need to fast for thyroid test?

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?

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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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?

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

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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I need you to look at my thyroid test results.

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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Why do I need to have my thyroid test repeated last one slightly high ?

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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