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Can a CBC detect if you have thyroid problems?

Can a CBC detect if you have  thyroid problems?

No: cbc = complete blood count, white blood cells (fight infection) red blood cells (carry oxygen), platelets (clot).Although a white blood cell count can be abnormal in certain inflammatory conditions of the thyroid gland (eg subacute thyroiditis), it is not possible to use this to diagnose a thyroid problem. The number of conditions that raise the white blood cell count could fill a book. ...Read more

Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


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Can thyroid problems cause chest tightness and shortness of breath? I've had CBC tests done all normal ekgs echocardiogram so i dunno what this is :(

Can thyroid problems cause chest tightness and shortness of breath? I've had CBC tests done all normal ekgs echocardiogram so i dunno what this is :(

Stress and panic: Exhaustion. Holding stress in your chest. Breathing too shallowly for too long. You find not have heart disease and you now have the tests to prove it. This is your body trying to get your attention. Something is wrong. What are you holding in or on to? ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone has thyroid cancer wouldn't the CBC blood test show that something was abnormal?

Could you tell me if someone has thyroid cancer wouldn't the CBC blood test show that something was abnormal?

Cancer: Likely not. The cancer if it spread would likely just affect local structures. Ultrasound is the best method to detect it. Certain lab tests screen for certain types of thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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My hairs are getting thinner CBC n thyroid test is absolutely ok doc told me to do exrcse n have high protein diet can it will cure my hair problm?

My hairs are getting thinner CBC n thyroid test is absolutely ok doc told me to do exrcse n have high protein diet can it will cure my hair problm?

Hair thinning: There are many other causes of hair thinning other than anemia and thyroid problems. Others include autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos), and skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. Deficiencies of the Amino Acid lysine, copper, and zinc. Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin d, are also important. Taking biotin may help too. ...Read more

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Can my thyroid blood test also come with a cbc?

Can my thyroid blood test also come with a cbc?

No: These blood tests are run from different types of collection tubes. They would have also had to have drawn a tube with a purple top to do the cbc. ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter is tired all the time she has had normal thyroid results and normal CBC with differential. What else could it be?

My 5 year old daughter is tired all the time she has had normal thyroid results and normal CBC with differential. What else could it be?

Sleep habits ok?: If the only thing you're seeing is fatigue, the first thing i would look at is her sleep habits. Kids her age need 10-12 hours of sleep a day. This can sometimes mean either a pretty early bedtime or a daytime nap. Make sure her sleep environment is dark and quiet, no electronics for 2hr before bed. I see she has a rash, if that is itchy it might be keeping her up at night, and should be looked at. ...Read more

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What is the best blood test to take to see if you have Multiple Sclerios or to rule it out? I took cbc, thyroid, electrolyte test, all normal.

What is the best blood test to take to see if you have Multiple Sclerios or to rule it out? I took cbc, thyroid, electrolyte test, all normal.

Multiple sclerosis: There is no single blood test to diagnose multiple sclerosis. Brain lesions on the MRI, an abnormal electrical study known as evoked potential, and objective evidence of brain or spinal cord disease on exam together offer the highest chance of a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


Cbc (Definition)

CBC stands for complete blood count. This is a lab test that counts the different formed elements- red and white ...Read more