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How long does it take to get thyroid test results back? I had my blood taken two weeks ago and haven't heard back from my pcp.

How long does it take to get thyroid test results back? I had my blood taken two weeks ago and haven't heard back from my pcp.

Call the office: Many docs don't call if lab tests are ok. He/she probably has the results by now.. Please call and find out. The very best to you. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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I've been having general body weakness for more than 3 years, my thyroid test is normal, my blood count too is ok .The weakness is mostly in morning?

I've been having general body weakness for more than 3 years, my thyroid test is normal, my blood count too is ok .The weakness is mostly in morning?

Fatigue: Early morning fatigue can be due to poor sleep caused by bad sleeping habits to sleep apnoe also bad life style regular exercise good sleep times mild otc sleep aides may help. ...Read more

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Thyroid test is at borderline what could this mean (28 weeks) preg!? 2nd blood test so far both a lil abnormal

Thyroid test is at borderline what could this mean (28 weeks) preg!? 2nd blood test so far both a lil abnormal

Effect of pregnancy?: If the test results are borderline, not clear from the information provided as to which way, it would be preferable to repeat the tests six weeks after delivery. Normal pregnancy alters the profile of thyroid tests. ...Read more

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Did blood tests, Dr. says result is hypothyroid. Why would she want me to repeat the thyroid test before my f/u appt?

Did blood tests, Dr. says result is hypothyroid. Why would she want me to repeat the  thyroid test before my f/u appt?

Thyroid tests: Sometimes it can be helpful to recheck blood work to make sure that results are consistently abnormal. This can be especially important when making a decision about long term medical therapy. ...Read more

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Feel constantly lightheaded, all day every day. No pain. Had blood count, thyroid test etc and all normal. What could cause this?

Feel constantly lightheaded, all day every day. No pain. Had blood count, thyroid test etc and all normal. What could cause this?

Key question: Does the feeling go away when you lie down? If so ask your doc to think about pots postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) is one of a group of disorders that can do this. ...Read more

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What can my TSH level be when I have a blood thyroid test completed?

Normal: Hopefully, it'll be normal. Check w/your doctor. It depends upon the lab and your age, but is generally about 0.5 to 4.5 (normal) but 0.5 to about 2.0 (appropriate for you). ...Read more

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I get this heavy body sensation suddenly it's like I'm moving in water and can't even walk across the street? Thyroid,sugar,blood tests fine I'm having exams and my sleep schedule is messedmaybethis?

I get this heavy body sensation suddenly it's like I'm moving in water and can't even walk across the street? Thyroid,sugar,blood tests fine I'm having exams and my sleep schedule is messedmaybethis?

Parasomnia: I've actually forgotten the name of this and couldn't find it , but this is a curious phenomenon seen sometimes with sleep deprivation / poor sleep quality. I recognized this before you mentioned your sleep problem, and I'd urge you to address the latter with your physician's help. Wondering if any of my health-tap teammates remember the name. ...Read more

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Is tsi in your blood normal or do I have graves disease? So I've had multiple thyroid test done lately as I've been experiencing hyperthyroid like sympt

Is tsi in your blood normal or do I have graves disease?
So I've had multiple thyroid test done lately as I've been experiencing hyperthyroid like sympt

TSI normal: Normal people commonly have a low level of tsi. Much higher levels are seen in some, but not all, patients with graves' disease. Diseases cause symptoms, but just having the symptoms doesn't mean you have a certain disease. If your thyroid tests are normal, then your thyroid is normal. Look to other possible causes. ...Read more

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