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I'm hoping to talk to a endocrinologist. Its about my thyroid blood test results.

I'm hoping to talk to a endocrinologist. Its about my thyroid blood test results.

It is a good idea: It is a good idea to talk to your Endocrinologist who ordered the test for Thyroid
Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Does nutri thyroid affect blood test results?

Does nutri thyroid affect blood test results?

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

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My blood test results have been delivered by mail about my thyroid function, what does ft4 of 86.3 mean?

My blood test results have been delivered by mail about my thyroid function, what does ft4 of 86.3 mean?

Hyperthyroidism: Although I'm a yank and not as familiar with values in the uk, this looks quite high. Normal is up to about 24. You must be feeling miserable: hot, irritable, palpitations, nervous, tremor. Graves disease, a form of hyperthyroidism, is listed as one of your conditions. You need treatment, starting with medications to control your thyroid. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm showing all the signs of anemia but my blood test results came back normal for everything (I had everything tested thyroid too), what could it be?

I'm showing all the signs of anemia but my blood test results came back normal for everything (I had everything tested thyroid too), what could it be?

Is that so?: The weakness, pallor, wide pulse pressure (high systolic, low diastolic), tachycardia, big heart, shortness of breath, and fatigue of anemia are mimicked by many other processes -- even by finding yourself in a difficult life situation that's beyond your ability to cope. You'll need a full history and physical exam with basic labs including a lupus and perhaps a porphyria screen. ...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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Hi, I just had my blood test results and the thyroid peroxidase ab level is 1122.18 iu/ml. What does that mean? I visited the dr feeling tired

Hi, I just had my blood test results and the thyroid peroxidase ab level is 1122.18 iu/ml. What does that mean? I visited the dr feeling tired

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The TPAb is specific for thyroid peroxidase enzyme. Its occurence is highly related to genetic susceptibilty to Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The most common condition associated with hypothyroidism, occasionaly hyperthyroidism. There is also an increased incidence of thyroid nodules, so in my practise in addition to thyroid function tests, a thyroid US would be done. Glad to discuss further. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodules found on right and left side biggest 1/2 inch. Blood test results SEG relative 78.6 lymphocyte 12 WBC 10.0 RDW 15.0 RBC4.23 Monocyte.

Hemoglobin: All laboratory 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. Having said that, the results you provided do not show any serious anomaly. You did not state your hemoglobin, if it is above 12 then your lab test results are okay. These tests have no relation to thyroid nodules. ...Read more

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My boyfriend went to his GP&has swollen lyhmph nodes on his underarm, neck, &groin&other places. We're waiting on blood test results. Possible reasons?

My boyfriend went to his GP&has swollen lyhmph nodes on his underarm, neck, &groin&other places. We're waiting on blood test results. Possible reasons?

Infection: Swollen glands represent infection or an active immune response. They are signs of a healthy immune system. Many of us do not realize how often our immune system is fighting off foreign bugs. This is normal, nothing to worry about and all should be well. ...Read more

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6 yr old blood test results show high mcv, high neuts, high WBC and low lymphs. Only symptom is swollen gland on back left of neck and fatigued easily?

See below: Without more information, it is impossible to speculate further. Talk to your doctor and ask specifics about what the tests mean to the physician. ...Read more

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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

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Please review my blood test results?

Please review my blood test results?

Tests: You need to discuss this with your Gp. We don't not have access to the results on this platform ...Read more

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Can you advise me understand these blood test results?

Can you advise me understand these blood test results?

May be: All laboratory 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. Having said that, if you provide the results, it may be feasible to render an opinion. ...Read more

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I need someone to carefully read my blood test results.

I need someone to carefully read my blood test results.

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What to do if blood test results. Should I be concerned?

What to do if blood test results. Should I be concerned?

Which blood test?: Your question was truncated. We'd love to answer. Let us know? ...Read more

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Blood test results showing low mchc?

Low iron: If the MCHC level is below 28%, this is considered too low. The MCHC level can be too low because of blood loss over time, or too little iron in the body. ...Read more

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What does anion gap blood test results show?

What does anion gap blood test results show?

Unmeasured anions: High anion gap reveals the presence of an unusual anion in high concentration. This may be something as simple as lactate ion from exercise or underperfusion of the body, or a substance such as aspirin, a ketoacid, oxalate in ethylene glycol poisoning, or sulfate / phosphate in kidney failure. ...Read more

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Can these blood test results indicate anemia?

Can these blood test results indicate anemia?

Please resubmit.: Test results need to be included to answer the question. ...Read more

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What blood test results indicate fatty liver?

Liver ultrasound: Liver u/s or ct scan show fatty liver easily. You also usually see elevated liver enzymes- SGOT and sgpt. Usually is due to obesity, or heavy drinking, or even hepatitis. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal blood test results in 2 year old, 1st hematologist appt?

Possible reasons for abnormal blood test results in 2 year old, 1st hematologist appt?

Abnormal "tests": There are literally hundreds of blood tests that can be run on a child, maybe thousands. We need a bit more of a clue to help you, and any history as to why lab tests were done in the first place would also be needed.......Send these with a new question and I'll keep my eye open for it to try and help you with questions to ask hematologist or regular doctor. ...Read more

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Will a rai uptake affect blood test results? If so, how long should you wait before having one?

Will a rai uptake affect blood test results? If so, how long should you wait before having one?

No: Apart from tsh, t3, (liothyronine) T4 it may not affect other blood test results. If you want to get thyroid tests, then wait for 3 weeks and it should have no effect then. ...Read more

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I think I might have mono. Still waiting on blood test results. Is it ok to be in school in the meantime?

I think I might have mono. Still waiting on blood test results. Is it ok to be in school in the meantime?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more