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    Old 03-07-2009, 07:47 AM   #1
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    thyroid uptake scan

    What this test is done for and how long does it take for the report to get to the doctor? Is this test done for any T disorder (hypo or hyper)?

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    Old 03-07-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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    Re: thyroid uptake scan

    I had this done when hyper thyroid was suspected. It'll show how much iodine the thyroid"takes up" if it's a high reading you're usually hyper,with a low reading your hypo. Mine was normal but my antibodies showed Graves.Also if you decide to have RAI down the road for hyper,it'll tell how much of a dose to give you of the radio active iodine. The iodine used in this test isn't like the RAI though. I'm sure the doc could get them faxed to him pretty quickly.

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    Old 03-08-2009, 10:05 AM   #3
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    Re: thyroid uptake scan

    I had this test done when my Doctor wanted ot see if I had hot or cold nodules......he was not interested in my function just the nodules. I am hypo and have hashi's with multiple nodules.....He did not even take me off my meds to do because he was only interested in hot or cold results.....

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    Old 03-08-2009, 03:01 PM   #4
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    Re: thyroid uptake scan

    I am getting one done tomorrow, I don't know what to expect or what they are looking for yet.

     
    Old 03-09-2009, 05:04 AM   #5
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    Re: thyroid uptake scan

    I aldready took mine and waiting for results. But my doc is on vacation until
    3/16, so I have to wait long time before I know what's going on. I have to wait even longer, until 3/31, for FNA. And my surgeon who sent me for FNA is on vac until 4/13, so I will have to wait for those results too.

    All I can tell you that this waiting is making me crazy.

     
    Old 03-09-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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    Re: thyroid uptake scan

    I can imagine what it is like to wait. It makes me anxious waiting because I just want to know either way what is going on. I hate feeling like I am in limbo.

     
    Old 03-09-2009, 02:39 PM   #7
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    It is so bad that I am ready to go to "head" doctor. I can't eat, can't sleep, can't function, period.

    Alexa

     
    Old 03-09-2009, 07:55 PM   #8
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    Re: thyroid uptake scan

    Did any of you have to take any precautions as far as radiation from the thyroid scan? I had a scan done in the 70's & I can't remember being told to stay away from my young children at the time. Fam

     
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