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What is the best way to have my thyroid thoroughly tested?

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What is the best way to have my thyroid thoroughly tested? My internist has done TSH and T3T4 testing.

Hello Susan,

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Your doctor may also test for following;

1) Free T3
2) Free T4
3) Thyroid scan
4) Thyroid antibodies

Your doctor may also consider getting blood tests for the other hormones like testosterone and adrenal hormones for your symptoms.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Do the symptoms sound like there is a possibility of hypothyroidism? Should I have the parathyroid checked as well?

Susan. There is a possibility of hypothyroidism with your symptoms and about 10% of patient may have only free T3 or T4 decreased. With your symptoms, parathyroid do not need to be checked.

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