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Enlarged thytoid,?Waiting on dr apt.

Tabbygirl22
Tabbygirl22

This popped up a week ago.trying to get into adr is awful.

Nurse said I needed a sonogram.

Thyroid issues run in the family..

HELP does this go away ,

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SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator

Sorry you didn’t get any replies, this is extremely busy forum

For full Thyroid evaluation you need TSH, FT4 and FT3 plus both TPO and TG thyroid antibodies tested. Also EXTREMELY important to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12

Low vitamin levels are extremely common, especially if you have autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's) diagnosed by raised Thyroid antibodies

Ask GP to test vitamin levels

Recommended on here that all thyroid blood tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and before eating or drinking anything other than water .

This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip)

20% of Hashimoto's patients never have raised antibodies

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

Paul Robson on atrophied thyroid - especially if no TPO antibodies

paulrobinsonthyroid.com/cou...

Thank you.

The dr ordered just a tsh with reflex to f4???

Thats it came out 4.064

Which us below the "5" range. So I ordered me the complete thyroid test with antibodies from Lets get checked.com

I'll ask Dr about vitiman levels..

I talk to her tomorrow.

GP know nothing about thyroid..

I will update thank u

I hope it is my thyroid

SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Tabbygirl22

Recommended on here that all thyroid blood tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and before eating or drinking anything other than water .

This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip)

Private tests are available as NHS currently rarely tests Ft3 or thyroid antibodies or all relevant vitamins

List of private testing options

thyroiduk.org/getting-a-dia...

Medichecks Thyroid plus antibodies and vitamins

medichecks.com/products/adv...

Thriva Thyroid plus antibodies and vitamins By DIY fingerpick test

thriva.co/tests/thyroid-test

Thriva also offer just vitamin testing

Blue Horizon Thyroid Premium Gold includes antibodies, cortisol and vitamins by DIY fingerprick test

bluehorizonbloodtests.co.uk...

If you can get GP to test vitamins and antibodies then cheapest option for just TSH, FT4 and FT3

£29 (via NHS private service ) and 10% off down to £26.10 if go on thyroid uk for code

thyroiduk.org/getting-a-dia...

monitormyhealth.org.uk/

NHS easy postal kit vitamin D test £29 via

vitamindtest.org.uk

Hi.

I am in the United States.

I only had water before the blood test.

I have ordered the complete thyroid and will ask Dr tomorrow about viridian tes..thank ul

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