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Thyroid Blood Test Results Explained
Thyroid ultrasound results showed hyperthyroidism but blood tests came back saying hypothyroidism TSH 11.4 antibodies teat also came back high?
Size v function: The ultrasound can only tell you the anatomy of the thyroid whereas the blood tests tell you how it functions. In your case, you have low thyroid function and probably an enlarged thyroid. ...Read more
If cortisol blood test came back normal, could salivary cortisol lab show diff? Dr is checking for adrenal fatigue.
It depends: This is serious business. The real question is, "Do you have Addison's disease?" A spot serum cortisol is often normal even in Addison's, making the diagnosis tricky. There are decision levels for the easy screens that your physician is aware of, but if there's any doubt, you'll probably get an ACTH stimulation test. Avoid "pop"/"fad" diagnoses like "HPA axis fatigue". Best wishes. ...Read more
Saliva cortisol tests are abnormally low. Serum cortisol tests are normal. Dr says i don't need an acth stim test due to serum results. Agree?
Yes: If your saliva cortisol tests are low, then you have adrenal insufficiency. Acth stim test will only help determine if the cause is in the adrenal glands, pituitary gland or hypothalamus. Without other hormonal abnormalities or abnormal levels of sodium or potassium, this test is generally not needed and treatment for the adrenal insufficiency can be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk: That may mean you are at higher risk to develop an autoimmune disorders in the future. Since you are suffering from back pain already at your young age, perhaps you should see a rheumatologist to find out if there is any autoimmune disorder affecting your back unless the cause for the back pain is already known. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Tsh or thyroid stimulating hormone is only good for assessing thyroid function (either good, overactive or underactive). With that said, during that same blood draw, your blood could potentially be checked for testosterone to determine how much you have. This is best done in the morning. Remember that we really should treat the person (and symptoms), not just a number. Make sure benefit > risk. ...Read more
It's bullshit: Hi. Nutri Thyroid is utter bullshit, and you're throwing your money away on snake oil. That snake oil does nothing for a healthy thyroid that good old (cheap) iodized salt won't do. And you're making the snake oil peddlers rich. May I suggest you stop throwing that money away, and instead give it to some group that will do some good in the world?! ...Read more
Incomplete info: How enlarged is thyroid? Any family history of goiter? Are you from an area where the soil is deficient in iodine? What were the actual results of blood tests? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Dermatomysositis.Wat are the blood tests needed,EMG results wheldl,refused tisue test,&muscle biop.wat are genetic blood tests,may explain kids sympt
Several things: but first, the muscles break down. Measuring muscle proteins in the blood (CPK, Myosin) will be positive if the disease is active. The pattern of the pain, violet eyelids, sky high muscle enzymes would be pretty diagnostic. Biopsy (which isn't taht bad) would be definitive. EMG (as painful as biopsy) would just show sick muscle. ...Read more
The blood test for: H. Pylori checks for antibodies against the bacterium. Antibodies are proteins that help your body fight off infection and they may be detectable indefinitely, even for a lifetime. Biopsy & urease tests check for presence of an active infection. (+) H. Pylori blood test with negative biopsy & urease suggests you had the infection in the past but that it's not currently active. ...Read more
Blood tests show inflammation, ELISA tested pos., WB tested Neg. Blood gas tested high, all other test normal, normal MRI. Swelling, dizzy, weak, numb?
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