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Mcb Blood Work And Thyroid
Hi just had blood work Dr. told me thyroid came back at 7.3 is that high enough to be concerned n start medication? Thank you Cindy
Don't fixate: On your thyroid. Work w/your doctor to find the real reason for your symptoms, mental or physical. ...Read more
Ive had my thyroid checked about 4 times over the past three years all normal is it safe to say my thyroid is ok Kat blood work in February ?
Yes, so far at least: Hi. Yes, it's very safe to say your thyroid function is OK so far. But except for congenital hypothyroidism, the thyroid of all people with hyper- or hypothyroidism was OK in their lives until its function went astray. The point, your thyroid could go bad in the future. If there are ever signs or symptoms of your thyroid misbehaving, it's very easy to test. ...Read more
Will Ashwagandha taken daily effect my blood work done for thyroid levels to be checked? I have Hashimotos and get routine blood work. Effect levels?
Not directly but...: Ashwagandha will not alter the accuracy of blood tests but it may improve thyroid function. Animal studies suggest Ashwagandha may increase levels of thyroid hormone in those who are hypothyroid while reducing levels if hyperthyroid. The effects are usually subtle so I would not expect dramatic changes. It's wise to test levels. See http://draxe.com/ashwagandha-proven-to-heal-thyroid-and-adrenals/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Familial/autoimmune: Iodine deficiency is very rare in the us. Most goiters are either familial, or due to underlying autoimmune thyroid disease. Goiter simply means you have an enlarged thyroid. The function of the thyroid may be normal, high, or low regardless of the size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a docot suspects someone has thyroid problems is it possible to start them on the meds before blood work comes back? I have two kids and I don't have time for the medical problems im having I just want it fixed so I can move on.
Find pbm first: Testing can confirmation a suspicion & provide a starting point to gauge treatment.It may also suggest more serious problems that can become more severe if not fully evaluated & where treatment would obscure needed additional tests. Most testing can be available in within a day or two & if started may take weeks to come into balance. Shortcuts just put you at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have normal ultra sounds of my thyroid and a normal sestamibi but abnormal blood work?
Yes: Sestamibi scan should have been ordered if you had high serum calcium and high PTH and urine calcium is not low. It shows the abnormal parathyroid only 85 % of the time. The ultrasound is less likely to show an abnormal parathyroid and very dependent upon the person performing the ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you have your thyroid blood work come back normal, but still have symptoms of thyroid problems?
Lack of specificity: Hi. There's not a single symptom associated with hypo- or hyperthyroidism that is specific to hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Therefore, it is not surprising that symptoms you thought were due to thyroid dysfunction are associated with normal thyroid function. Good luck at finding a cause if there is one! ...Read more
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