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Echocardiogram To Test For Thyroid Disease
Function with lab te: The function of the gland can be tested with blood tests of thyroid hormone (t4 and T3 (liothyronine) and the pituitary response to function (tsh). The structure of the gland can be assessed with an ultrasound. Sometimes a radioisotope uptake (rai) and a radioiodide scan can test activity/structure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Labs: The most common test to screen for thyoid problems is to get blood work. The usual test would include TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), t4, free t3 (liothyronine). Tsh comes from your brain and tells your throid gland to secrete t4. T4 is activated to T3 (liothyronine) in your liver (80%) and other tissue in your body. T3 (liothyronine) is what gets into your cells and tells your cells to "speed up". ...Read more
It depends: Blood tests tell many things about the thyroid, including whether it's overactive (hyperthyroid) or underactive (hypothyroid). They detect anti-thyroid antibodies as well. These things cannot be confirmed without blood tests. Other thyroid diseases, such as nodular disease and cancer cannot be identified alone by blood test but require physical exam, possibly ultrasound, and possibly biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If your thyroid tests come out normal except T4 was a tad high..Can you still have thyroid disease?
Possible, not likely: Total T4 tests can be affected by many things that change binding protein levels. Free T4 is usually a better reflection of thyroid status than total t4, but may be inaccurate in certain individuals. Tsh level is typically the best indicator of whether the T4 level you have is right for you. But some TSH ranges may be too wide, and TSH tests can miss pituitary problems. See your doc for more info. ...Read more
I had blood test 3 months ago in the hos. Everything was good now i feel like i hv thyroid disease can this happen within 3months? Thanks
Yes, but : It can happen, but highly unlikely. Ask your doctor to repeat the thyroid tests to set your mind at ease, then look for other problems to explain your symptoms. ...Read more
Treat Anyway?: If hypothyroid symptoms, treating as hypothyroid, and if hyperthyroid symptoms, treating as hyperthyroid, is what i would do. Not many would agree but that's what i would do. ...Read more
How can I test myself for thyroid disease at home. I had hairloss that is not patchy and pink-red rashes that is itchy. Is it related to thyroid?
Thyroid: You cannot test yourself. You must see your doctor! ...Read more
If my TSH &T4 test is normal is that means that i dont have any thyroid disease? in other way TSH &T4 are sufficient to discover any thyroid disorder?
No and No.: TSH = thyroid stimulating hormone from the pituitary is a "volume" signal to the thyroid gland, telling it how much thyroid hormone to make. It monitors your levels (T3 (liothyronine), T4). T4 is the thyroid hormone released by the thyroid gland, and converted to T3 (liothyronine) in the tissues to regulate metabolism. If TSH and T4 are normal, thyroid disease is RARE. Depending on symptoms, other blood tests needed. ...Read more
Would any type of thyroid disease(hypothyroid/hyperthyroid/any other kind of thyroid disease) effect an HIV antibody test?
No: The most common cause of a false negative HIV antibody test is testing during the "window period" between the time of viral transmission and acute HIV seroconversion. False positive tests are rare and usually result from labeling errors. I am unaware of any bearing that thyroid disease may have on the accuracy of HIV antibody assays. ...Read more
Tsh 0.01, T3 (liothyronine) 4.3 T4 1.8 ? Do I have thyroid disease ? Could the test be wrong? My tests are always normal for,My thyroid .....know why?
Endocrinologist ASAP: According to endocrineweb.com, your TSH is low 0.01 (0.5-6), T3 (liothyronine) is low 4.3 (80-180), and T4 is low 1.8 (4.6-12). These findings are consistent with an nonperforming thyroid due to factors outside the thyroid gland, perhaps originating in the pituitary gland. You need to urgently see an endocrinologist to make a diagnosis and start treatment. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First IVF cycle in June. Pre-tests revealed high prolactin, normal TSH (2.1). Symptoms: thinning hair, sore tendons, dry skin, thyroid disease in family. Suggest thyroid tests before starting IVF?
Which Disorder?: For an underactive thyroid, levothyroxine pills are prescribed to take daily for thyroid hormone replacement. Overactive thyroid: graves disease - there are other treatments which include certain medications to block your thyroid from over working and medication to lower heart rate and blood pressure if necessary until thyroid under better control. Also, radioablation to rid overactive gland. ...Read more
Weight gain Thyroid: Hypothyroidism would cause a person to gain weight. This is because thyroid hormone is responsible for metabolism. Therefore, low thyroid will cause a low metabolism and hence weight gain. Hyperthyroidism increases metabolism which results in weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid: Can't answer that till I know if your thyroid level is high, low, or normal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
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