Say6 want information

I am a frist timer on this forum an found the topic intresting i found out that i have over active thyroid by doing a general blood the doctor send me to do a thyroid update scan the report come back saying that my gland is engarged an shows unifrom increased isotope uptake no discrete nodule was demomstrated uptake measured was 5.2 percent please help me i dont know what is isotope thank someone answer me please

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  • Say6,

    I don't have hyperthyroidism so can't comment on the 5.2% result but an isotope scan showing increased uptake denotes too much thyroid hormone is being produced.

    Have you been tested for Graves disease ?

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    Thyroid Gland

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

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    Hyperthyroidism

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

  • Yes the report in the update scan said impression graves disease

  • It is important to look at symptoms as doctors tend to rely too much on blood test results.

    Some people produce larger amounts of thyroid hormones because they need higher levels - they are not hyperthyroid.

    If you do not have symptoms of hyperthyroid you need to be careful about any treatment doctors may suggest. There is a list of hyperthyroid symptoms on the Thyroid UK website, or any of the other thyroid websites.

  • Sandy 12 thank you for your imput i sweat alot like a pan of water throw on me an my eyes are plup an pain in my body feeling out sometime weakness in myself an when i started to eat i can,t stop my heart feel like butterfly sometime i act up with the children tend to shout at them .i am on the carbimazole an thepropranolol an i think its helping me i came off it for three days to do the thyroid uodate scan an it comes symptom come right back i am back on it now when igo back to my doctor iwill kno what is what but i need answers for thetotal uptake measured was 5.2 percent what is that thankyou sandy 12

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