Thyroid Function Test

Thyroid function test is the blood tests done to diagnose thyroid problems. It includes checking the levels of TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), T3 (Triiodothyronine), T4 (Tetraiodothyronine), FT3 (Free T3), FT4 (Free T4), etc. This test can be done at any time of the day, as fasting is not needed.

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Is it possible to treat my left side thyroid enlargement without removal?

Query: Hello doctor,The right side of my thyroid was removed two years back due to enlargement. After removal, testing was done, and no cancer was detected. My remaining left side has always been slightly enlarged, but it becomes slightly bigger over the past month, and when pressure is applied, there is a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned, it is increasing in size, so in that case, you should do your thyroid function test and USG (ultrasound) examination of that remaining part. If it is normal swelling, then it can be treated with medicines. Otherwise, the remaining part also has to b...  Read Full »

What could cause symptoms like headache, body pain, and nausea with depression?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been getting bad migraines for a while now, where my head feels like pounding, and I feel very dizzy and faint. I also feel tired of body pain and nausea every time I eat something. I also get kidney pains such as cramps and on and off stitch feeling for months now. I am not curr...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before proceeding to the discussion, did your doctor tell you that you are having a migraine or assumed yourself? Are you putting on weight? Your overall signs and symptoms of body aches, fatigue, depression, and temperature sensitivity suggest the likely diagno...  Read Full »

Can I drink water while fasting for a thyroid profile test?

Query: Hello doctor, Since the last 10 months, my periods are very irregular. I get periods only once every three to four months. I am on treatment for abdominal TB since the last one and a half years. I take Sompraz D20 on an empty stomach in the morning. I take Duonase nasal spray (two puffs in each nos...  Read Full »


Dr. Keerti Patel

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your irregular periods can be due to your obesity. You need to lose some weight. You have a history of TB (tuberculosis). So, there may be chances that your uterus might have got affected due to that. I suggest the following tests: USG (ultrasonography) of th...  Read Full »

What do high T3 levels and thyroid peroxidase antibodies indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My free T3 level is 17.6 pmol/L, thyroid peroxidase Ab is 509 IU/ml, plasma-c reactive protein 54.8 mg/L. I would like to get a prescription for thyroid, if needed. I am currently on Bisoprolol 1.25 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have hyperthyroidism means increased thyroid hormones. Your TPO (thyroid peroxidase) is also increased. How are your symptoms? Like tremors, loss of weight, nervousness, etc.? How bad are your symptoms? Do you have pain in front of your neck? Have you d...  Read Full »

Am i pregnant if the pregnancy test is negative?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period on the 1st of last month. I did not have sex until the 33rd day (it was protected sex) of my cycle. Now, I have not yet had my periods. It is the 39th day and I took a pregnancy test on the 38th day and it came out to be negative. I do not know what to do. I did ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had sex on the 33rd day, then the test will not come positive so early even if you have conceived. It takes around two weeks to come positive.Although the chances are very less, you should rule out pregnancy. Do a test around 47th day. Amenorrhea can be because ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for increased level of total T3 even with medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I need to consult an endrocrinologist. My Tri-iodothyronine total (T3)^ 0.80. I am already taking 50 mcg Thyronorm. Please advise the new dosage.  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your total T3 is mildly low but it is normal because your T4 and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) are in the proper range. So you do not need to change your dosage of Thyronorm. Please continue ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Meprate continuously for irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from PCOD for the past nine years and my periods are irregular. I have to take medicine to get my cycle and I take Meprate for getting my period. Can I take Meprate tablet every month to regularize my cycle? Is it safe to take? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Ridhi Narang

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is fine to take Meperate, but I would like to know a few things. For how long have you been taking? How many days is your cycle? Have you been on other medications too? I would advise you to get these tests on day 2 of your periods: 1. Serum FSH (follicle-sti...  Read Full »

Is it normal to attain puberty at the age of 9?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it fine for a 9-year-old to start her period?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is less likely that a girl age 9 years would have started her periods. A detailed evaluation with probably MRI brain (for pituitary status), levels of LH (luteinizing hormone), FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), etc., will be r...  Read Full »

Can a benign mass on the thyroid cause throat pain?

Query: Dry cough and tickle in throat pain occasionally from right side of neck to my ear. MRI showed a mass on right side of thyroid had a fine needle aspiration done on it, they poked it 9 times to try and get enough for the screen. The results came back saying: This needle core was done in the possibili...  Read Full »


Dr. Pruthvi Raju Uppalapati

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello. Good to hear from you. I understand your situation. Firstly, regarding the neck swelling that concerns you, since there is no evidence of malignancy in any of the investigations do not worry about it. As your blood thyroid levels are also normal without any medication, do not be concerned abo...  Read Full »

I am taking 75 mg of Synthroid. Is my dose sufficient for pregnancy period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 16 weeks pregnant and hypothyroid. I am currently taking 75 mg per day of Eutirox (Synthroid) during weekdays and 100 mg per day on the weekends. About a month ago, I got my TSH and FT4 levels tested and the results are: TSH 1.65 mU/L FT4 16.6 pmol/L Reference values: 1st tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that your requirement is increased during pregnancy. You have not mentioned what was the dose that you were taking before getting pregnant. However, you can increase the dose from the current twice p...  Read Full »

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