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Is it normal to have normal ultra sounds of my thyroid and a normal sestamibi but abnormal blood work?
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In brief: Yes
Sestamibi scan should have been ordered if you had high serum calcium and high PTH and urine calcium is not low.
It shows the abnormal parathyroid only 85 % of the time. The ultrasound is less likely to show an abnormal parathyroid and very dependent upon the person performing the ultrasound.

In brief: Yes
Sestamibi scan should have been ordered if you had high serum calcium and high PTH and urine calcium is not low.
It shows the abnormal parathyroid only 85 % of the time. The ultrasound is less likely to show an abnormal parathyroid and very dependent upon the person performing the ultrasound.
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Yes
Endocrinologist can best decide what's happening not enough info for me to speculate.

In brief: Yes
Endocrinologist can best decide what's happening not enough info for me to speculate.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Yes
An ultrasound checks for anatomical defect.
The blood work checks for functional defect. You can have a normal looking thyroid (no nodules, normal anatomy) but can be hypo or hyperthyroid on blood work (abnormal function).

In brief: Yes
An ultrasound checks for anatomical defect.
The blood work checks for functional defect. You can have a normal looking thyroid (no nodules, normal anatomy) but can be hypo or hyperthyroid on blood work (abnormal function).
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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