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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Ive had my thyroid checked about 4 times over the past three years all normal is it safe to say my thyroid is ok Kat blood work in February ?

Ive had my thyroid checked about 4 times over the past three years all normal is it safe to say my thyroid is ok Kat blood work in February ?

Yes, so far at least: Hi. Yes, it's very safe to say your thyroid function is OK so far. But except for congenital hypothyroidism, the thyroid of all people with hyper- or hypothyroidism was OK in their lives until its function went astray. The point, your thyroid could go bad in the future. If there are ever signs or symptoms of your thyroid misbehaving, it's very easy to test. ...Read more

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I am on day 17 to start estrogen patches. Due to blood work they called and said do not start but repeat bld work on sat what could this mean?

I am on day 17 to start estrogen patches. Due to blood work they called and said do not start but repeat bld work on sat what could this mean?

Complicated: Complicated symptoms like these are best discussed with your doctor who will listen to you, give you an examination, and probably do some testing to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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If a docot suspects someone has thyroid problems is it possible to start them on the meds before blood work comes back? I have two kids and I don't have time for the medical problems im having I just want it fixed so I can move on.

If a docot suspects someone has thyroid problems is it possible to start them on the meds before blood work comes back? I have two kids and I don't have time for the medical problems im having I just want it fixed so I can move on.

Find pbm first: Testing can confirmation a suspicion & provide a starting point to gauge treatment.It may also suggest more serious problems that can become more severe if not fully evaluated & where treatment would obscure needed additional tests. Most testing can be available in within a day or two & if started may take weeks to come into balance. Shortcuts just put you at risk. ...Read more

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Can you have a thyroid condition but have normal blood work?

Can you have a thyroid condition but have normal blood work?

Could: This is possible. It depends on the condition. Could have thyroid cancer and normal blood tests. If you are concerned, you could see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Thyroid blood work normal, but still have symptoms! someone pleaseee please help me!?

Don't fixate: On your thyroid. Work w/your doctor to find the real reason for your symptoms, mental or physical. ...Read more

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Hi just had blood work Dr. told me thyroid came back at 7.3 is that high enough to be concerned n start medication? Thank you Cindy

Hi just had blood work Dr. told me thyroid came back at 7.3 is that high enough to be concerned n start medication?  Thank you Cindy

Not to worry: That number is so close to being normal that I would have you have it rechecked in a few months. If you were looking for an answer to a medical question, your treatment team needs to continue the investigation. Good Luck ...Read more

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What is the cause to have goiter if the blood work is normal for thyroid?

What is the cause to have goiter if the blood work is normal for thyroid?

Familial/autoimmune: Iodine deficiency is very rare in the us. Most goiters are either familial, or due to underlying autoimmune thyroid disease. Goiter simply means you have an enlarged thyroid. The function of the thyroid may be normal, high, or low regardless of the size. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long should blood work for thyroid problems take to come back?

Can you tell me how long should blood work for thyroid problems take to come back?

3-5 days: Most labs turn over the results in 3-5 days. If you haven't heard from your doctors office within 7 days, call them. ...Read more