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What Do Thyroid Blood Tests Show
I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.
Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a painful lump above my collar bone and another one on my neck near my thyroid.
Blood tests show no infection.
What should I do next?
See your doctor: You could still have an infection with normal blood tests. If it is not an infection you might need the lumps biopsied. ...Read more
Why do you think so?: The bigger question is, 'what leads you to believe that you have a thyroid condition?' is it pain or swelling of the thyroid gland? Symptoms that you read about in a book or online? A friend who had similar symptoms and they had a thyroid issue? A second opinion from an endocrinologist (a doctor who specializes in thyroid and other gland illnesses) is a good choice. Good luck! ...Read more
No : Unless your doctor ordered the drug test panel specifically. ...Read more
I have many symptoms of under active thyroid but the blood tests show that I am within the normal ranges. What else could this be?
Not thyroid: Could be one or more of many things, but if thyroid levels are normal, it's not thyroid. Remember, diseases cause signs and symptoms, but the presence of signs/symptoms don't necessary mean a certain disease is present. That's what your doctor is for, have them help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it possible to have something wrong with your thyroid like nodules, goiter or cancer if blood tests show thyroid levels are ok?
What can cause full body weakness and cold extremeties and not show up in blood tests? Cbc mp Lyme muscle breakdown thyroid auto im all neg
Thyroid nodule at 3.4 x 4.7 x 2.3cm. Blood tests confirm all is normal. Ultrasound shows heterogeneous iso/small area hypechoic. Chances of cancer?
24 hrs: 24-72 hours depending on the speed of the lab and how quickly they get the results to your doctor. ...Read more
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