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Thyroid Blood Tests (Overview)

Thyroid blood tests include a wide array of tests, most common one being tsh, but based on results of tsh, i usually tend to check free T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels, sometimes tpo (anti-thyroid antibodies_) as wella s other specific tests which are based on symptoms, .


Thyroid Blood Tests (Overview)

Thyroid blood tests include a wide array of tests, most common one being tsh, but based on results of tsh, i usually tend to check free T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels, sometimes tpo (anti-thyroid antibodies_) as wella s other specific tests which are based on symptoms, .


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Is there any pain involved in a thyroid blood tests?

Is there any pain involved in a thyroid blood tests?

Blood test: The recommended tests are blood tests so you will get poke with a needle. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Can someone tell me if it is possible for your blood tests to show hypothyroidism even if you don't have an underactive thyroid?

Can someone tell me if it is  possible for your blood tests to show hypothyroidism even if you don't have an underactive thyroid?

Thats how we tell: Screen with Thyroid Stimulating Hormone(TSH) and follow up testing with T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels. There are 2 main differrent types of Hypothyroidism, with the most common being underactive thyroid whicvh would cause the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels to be low and the TSH to be high. Stress can also cause the TSH to be altered, but the T3 (liothyronine) and T4 would be normal. That is when we check Reverse T3 (liothyronine). Symptoms important too ...Read more

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What are the signs of a child of four years old having a sluggish thyroid. He had blood tests that revealed he had a sluggish thyroid, he is thin and very active, the reason they did the blood work, is that they think he has ocd.

What are the signs of a child of four years old having a sluggish thyroid. He had blood tests that revealed he had a sluggish thyroid, he is thin and very active, the
reason they did the blood work, is that they think he has ocd.

The : The signs and symptoms of "underactive thyroid" or hypothyroidism can vary depending on the levels of the thyroid hormones. At first it may be barely noticeable, but as the levels drop, more symptoms may appear. Common symptoms include fatigue, excessive sleepiness, weight gain, pale, dry skin, poor appetite, cold intolerance, thinning brittle hair and fingernails, constipation, hoarse voice, fullness in the neck, muscle aches or weakness, poor school performance and depression. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune type of hypothyroidisim which is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in children and teens. 5-10% of people with this will have an increase in thyroid hormone before a decrease leading to symptoms such as hyperactivity, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, weight loss/poor growth, diarrhea, fatigue, palpitations, sweating/heat intolerance, and poor school performance. Once diagnosed, patients thyroid hormone levels are followed closely so that the right amount of thyroid replacement hormone can be given in the form a medication. As the medication causes the hormone levels to return to normal, most symptoms disappear. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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Is sinus tachycardia and pvcs dangerous? Echo/holter/blood/thyroid tests were ok. Dr wanted to give beta blocker but i don't want to take medication.

Is sinus tachycardia and pvcs dangerous? Echo/holter/blood/thyroid tests were ok. Dr wanted to give beta blocker but i don't want to take medication.

Yes it can be danger: At age of 23 this rhythm problem could be dangerous and have to have an underlying cause.There may be irritability of the myocardium to cause pvcs and tachycardia you need to follow the treatment adviced by your doctors to take beta blockers and need to follow up for your rhythm.Also cut down on coffee and do not take any over the counter meds without consulting your doctors, as that can cause it. ...Read more

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If i was toxic would it show up in blood tests? Lately i've been very weak and constipated blood tests all show normal.

If i was toxic would it show up in blood tests? Lately i've been very weak and constipated blood tests all show normal.

No: Toxic is not something we see in blood tests. It is the physiologic status of a patient, strictly speaking from a cardiovascular standpoint. Toxic is code word for impending cardiovascular collapse. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Painful lump above right clavicle, no infection per blood tests. Another lump beside thyroid-not painful. What should I do next?

Painful lump above right clavicle, no infection per blood tests.  Another lump beside thyroid-not painful.  What should I do next?

Biopsy and ?Xray-u/s: Blood test may not be able to tell much, but a biopsy can. You may need a chest xray (possibly a ct of chest/neck as well) and likelly a thyroid ultrasound (u/s). You may need to biopsy of both lumps. Consult doc for further evaluation. Good luck and i wish you well. ...Read more

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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


Blood Tests (Definition)

Blood is usually drawn from your ...Read more