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Old 08-26-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Question Thyroid Disorder and NORMAL Screening Results?

Is it possible to have thyroid dysfunction yet the "standard" thyroid test come back NORMAL?

 
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:53 PM   #2
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Re: Thyroid Disorder and NORMAL Screening Results?

Many of us, myself included, have had this exact same problem. Doctor often run the wrong tests or don't know how to interpret the correct ones. If you read up on some posts here you'll see this story repeated over and over again. If you have a copy of your labs feel free to post them here with the ranges.

 
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:16 PM   #3
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Re: Thyroid Disorder and NORMAL Screening Results?

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Many of us, myself included, have had this exact same problem. Doctor often run the wrong tests or don't know how to interpret the correct ones. If you read up on some posts here you'll see this story repeated over and over again. If you have a copy of your labs feel free to post them here with the ranges.
Thanks! Unfortunately I didn't get a copy of my results. I'll ask at my next visit.

P.S. Why do doctors do these things...i.e. request the wrong test and don't actually know how to interpret the results? Given the common occurences of thyroid problems they should have caught on by now.

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Old 08-26-2009, 05:42 PM   #4
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Re: Thyroid Disorder and NORMAL Screening Results?

Probably this forum wouldn't exist if doctors really knew how to deal with this disease . But treatment and diagnosis guidelines are very behind the times and the largest endocrine societies are heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical industry, which profits greatly from treating all the symptoms of untreated hypothyroidism (one of my pet peeves )

Sadly many doctors have forgotten how to listen to their patients. Instead they tend to rely too much on labs that they don't even know how to interpret correctly. It's frustrating and the only solution is for the patient to become as informed as possible about how to get correctly diagnosed and how to choose the best treatment. Then the trick is finding a doctor who will listen and work with you. Not easy, but doable.

 
Old 08-26-2009, 07:29 PM   #5
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Re: Thyroid Disorder and NORMAL Screening Results?

Thanks again Javelina. I think the hardest part is finding a doctor who will LISTEN and work with the patient.

 
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