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Old 07-28-2006, 11:00 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Thyroid uptake scan/Great new dr!

hi everyone. I have heard/read different things about thyroid uptake scans and was just wondering who has had them here and what experiences have been?

Also, I have a new dr. and so far he is wonderful! It took alot of looking, but for those of you out there who are still looking have hope; good dr's are out there! Keep looking!

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Old 07-28-2006, 06:14 PM   #2
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Re: Thyroid uptake scan/Great new dr!

My uptake scan was a piece of cake.

I went to the radiology place on a Monday morning and the radiologist told me what was going to be done and gave me a little pill to take. I was not allowed to touch it with my hands and had to get it down fast. He told me to drink a lot of water during the day to help it get through my body. Then I left and went to work.

The following Tuesday morning I went back. The radiologist took me in, put me on a little table and had this HUGE machine about 1" over my neck (It looked like a huge metal beehive). She took pictures with my neck straight, then had me turn my head to the left, and to the right. Then I was done. I think it took a total of about 35 minutes.

The only thing that bothered me is that I am claustrophobic. I was fine with my head turned, because I could see to the sides of the room, but when I was laying straight, I was looking straight up at that was all I could see and I was freaked out a bit.

Good luck to you!

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