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What is the test for diagnosing thyroid dysfunction?

What is the test for diagnosing thyroid dysfunction?

Thyroid problems: There is no THE TEST. It depends on what kind of dysfunction you are looking for. A TSH is the single best test for diagnosing hypothyroidism, and may detect hyperthyroidism, coupled with a Free T4. Best to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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What is the common blood test to check for liver function?

What is the common blood test to check for liver function?

Liver function tests: Ast, alt and alkaline phosphatase are enzymes from the liver an they are commonly tested. The serum bilirubin is also a tested as a marker of liver function. ...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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What are the complications of hypothyrodism? Abd what are the treatment options? Is it related to allergy? And is there thyroid transplant?

What are the complications of hypothyrodism? Abd what are the treatment options? Is it related to allergy? And is there thyroid transplant?

Replacement therapy: Hypothyroidism is not related to allergy, could be related to auto-immunity where antibodies attack the thyroid tissues, there is no thyroid transplant, as hormone replacement is available, your best bet is to find an endrocrinologist and follow up with him/her, good luck ...Read more

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What kind of test is done to determine gallbladder problems?

What kind of test is done to determine gallbladder problems?

Signs and Symptoms: Generally signs and symptoms are the initial determinants. Nausea, vomiting, oily stools, pain in the upper right quadrant that may radiate to the right shoulder blade, and in serious blockages jaundice. The pain can be brought on after a fatty meal. Ultrasound and other imaging can identify stones and other anomalies. If confirmed, generally the gallbladder is removed laparoscopically. ...Read more

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What is a pulmonary function test and what is the procedure for it?

What is a pulmonary function test and what is the procedure for it?

Checks lung function: Pfts check numerous areas of lung capacity, flow rates, etc. And are useful in treating/diagnosing emphysema, copd, restrictive ariway diseases, asthma, and understanding lung capabilites prior to surgery. This would be common in smokers, elderly, or in patients with lung diseases like cystic fibrosis. Pfts are easy and done in a lab or pulmonary specialist's facility. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test that can detect enzyme deficiencies? If so what is the name of the test? What type of doctor can test you for enzyme deficiency?

Is there a blood test that can detect enzyme deficiencies? If so what is the name of the test? What type of doctor can test you for enzyme deficiency?

Depends: It depends on what symptoms one has. If the symptoms are gastrointestinal,then a gastroenterologist would order the appropriate tests. For hormonal problems, an endocrinologist is best. For blood problems, a hematologist is best,etc. The specialist looks for the enzyme deficiency. ...Read more

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Is there a test to check for thyroid function?

Is there a test to check for thyroid function?

Yes: Start with tsh, and can continue with free T4 and free t3 (liothyronine). Depending on results, your dr will order further studies. ...Read more

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What is the sign for stages of thyroid? How do I check and confirm if I have the thyroid? What is the sign of uti?

Blood Tests: The thyroid is best evaluated with a physical examination and blood tests. UTI is unrelated and refers to a urinary tract infections (symptoms include burning and frequency) See your PCP (Primary care Provider) Hope this helps DR Z ...Read more

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What is the medical panel of tests to check for female fertility?

What is the medical panel of tests to check for female fertility?

Several: This depends on your personal situation and may involve some of the following. Test for ovulation blood tests for certain hormones x-ray test to determine whether your tubes are open. Test for certain infections. ...Read more

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I wish to have my thyroid tested for hair loss and fluid retention. What is the exact name of the test that is to be done?

I wish to have my thyroid tested for hair loss and fluid retention. What is the exact name of the test that is to be done?

Thyroid testing: I am not sure if this question is a joke or not. But in case it is not a joke, you will ask for your thyroid to be tested. It is elemental and basic. I would bet that your physician will be smart enough to know exactly what to order for this common test. ...Read more

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What test is used to diagnose thyroid problems?

What test is used to diagnose thyroid problems?

Tests: Thyroid tests include two kinds -- function and physical appearance. One does not exclude the other. Lab testing can tell the function and antibody lab tests can tell inflammation. There are also lab tests for certain tumors. Radiology tests can tell the appearance ie nodules, inflammation, cysts, enlargement. ...Read more

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What type of test is done to check for polyps in males?

What type of test is done to check for polyps in males?

Polyps Where?: I am not clear what part of a males body you are referring to. If you mean polyps in the colon, a colonoscopy would be the best test to identify and biopsy them. ...Read more

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Thyroprotein/tsh level- what number is indicative of hypothyroidism? My results says 3 and normal range is 2-8. Is there another test to determine thyroid issues related to CHF? Also, is H.pylori count of 2 means positive for it? On protonixThanks.

Thyroprotein/tsh level- what number is indicative of hypothyroidism? My results says 3 and normal range is 2-8.  Is there another test to determine thyroid issues related to CHF?  Also, is H.pylori count of 2 means positive for it? On protonixThanks.

ThryoTROPIN: is a synonym for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This hormone, produced by the pituitary gland, regulates thyroid function. Normal results for adults, in most labs, are 0.4-4.2 mU/L. This is the well-recognized/accurate test for hypothyroidism; a total thyroxine can sometimes add information.An H. pylori antibody blood test only measures past infection. Biopsy, stool antigen, breath test better ...Read more

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What is the solution for hashimotos thyroid disease?

What is the solution for hashimotos thyroid disease?

No cure: There is no treatment to stop or cure hashimoto's thyroiditis, but fortunately, we can replace the thyroid hormone if patients become hypothyroid. Close monitoring is needed. ...Read more

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What is sgpt and this test is for what? What is the maximum of a phenobarbital for the age of 1yr and 6months? Why they need an assay and sgpt?

What is sgpt and this test is for what? What is the maximum of a phenobarbital for the age of 1yr and 6months? Why they need an assay and sgpt?

Liver: Sgpt is a measure of enzymes that come from the liver or muscle and this test can detect whether the liver is being injured or not by drugs such as phenobarbital. An assay is justba general term for any type of test. The dose of pheno depends on the weight of a child, not the age, and generally the max dose is around 8mg per kilogram per day. ...Read more

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What test is used to diagnose thyroid problems?

Tests: Thyroid tests include two kinds -- function and physical appearance. One does not exclude the other. Lab testing can tell the function and antibody lab tests can tell inflammation. There are also lab tests for certain tumors. Radiology tests can tell the appearance ie nodules, inflammation, cysts, enlargement. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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