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How Do You Go About Getting Tested On Your Thyroid Gland?

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How Do You Go About Getting Tested On Your Thyroid Gland?

Postby Helton » Mon May 19, 2014 10:23 pm

I want to know if my thyroid is overactive or not and I want to know what doctor to go to and what procedure is done.
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How Do You Go About Getting Tested On Your Thyroid Gland?

Postby naftali » Thu May 22, 2014 1:03 pm

It is a simple blood test usually included in a full blood panel. More complete tests can be done if needed but usually it is just a simple blood test.
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Postby faulkner » Sun May 25, 2014 8:28 pm

You would start with your primary care provider for a blood test.
If s/he finds abnormal results, you might be referred to an endocrinologist.
Abnormal (high or low) thyroid levels are common enough that primary care docs are usually fine to treat them.
If you're worried about the possibility of thyroid cancer (since this is the cancer section of Y!A) you could still begin with your primary doc.
Again, if there are problems, s/he can refer you to an expert.
Again, this is usually an endocrinologist, since they're the usual providers of treatment for thyroid cancer.
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