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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


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What kind of test do you take to get a full account of how your thyroid is besides the the simple blood test to really be sure it really ok.

What kind of test do you take to get a full account of how your thyroid is  besides the the simple blood test to really be sure it really ok.

If your TSH: and T4 are in appropriate proportion, you feel well and have no abnormalities of your thyroid on physical exam then you should rest easy. You obviously have some concern and if you would re-post and state what it is exactly I am sure one the the many brilliant and talented doctors on this site would provide you with your answer. Best of luck! ...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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Can having thyroid problems affect birth control if you had to take meds? and how serious is it?I'm still waiting for blood test results at the moment

Can having thyroid problems affect birth control if you had to take meds? and how serious is it?I'm still waiting for blood test results at the moment

Still work: Birth control pills still work for those on thyroid medicines. Irregular periods is a symptom of thyroid disease but it does not interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Diagnosed 8 years ago with underactive thyroid recently had blood test take 100mcg. But always feel unwell and tired hair falling out why?

Diagnosed 8 years ago with underactive thyroid recently had blood test take 100mcg. But always feel unwell and tired hair falling out why?

I'm sure that your: Tsh level is closely monitored and medicine dose adjusted by your dr . Sometimes the dr makes the adjustment of the meds not only based on the TSH but also on your symptoms. Perhaps, there are other autoimmune and psychological issues- anxiety, depression, insomnia etc- that contribute to your problem. Discuss these in detail with your pcp.Take care! ...Read more

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Help, how much blood is taken for a thyroid blood test?

Help, how much blood is taken for a thyroid blood test?

Depends on type of: Tests. Usual thyroid function tests can be done on about 5 ml of blood. ...Read more