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Follicular hyperplasia, Radioactive iodine uptake test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   hello dr
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Yes
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Please proceed
User :   8/11/09-> T3=318,T4=18.10,TSH=0.05
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Ok
User :   22/11/09->T3=3.97,T4=1.34,TSH=0.01
User :   FNAC report=follicular hyperplasia
User :   can u plz help me out
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What is your age?
User :   41
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Did you complete the family / finish all the pregnancy?
User :   i dont have any kid coz my hubby has azoospermia
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Are you still planning for pregnancy?
User :   no
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Ok
User :   is it serious matter for me
User :   due to my decreasing TSH
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Is your treating doctor convinced with both the Thyroid profile reports?
User :   yes
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Look there are two options here one is medical
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and the other is surgical
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Medical with Antithyroid medications
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Surgical is with removal of lobe of thyroid and sending it for biopsy
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But which part of the thyroid is diseased? One should know properly to send it the biopsy
User :   wen my thyroid problem was detected ,my TSH=113
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So you moved from Hypothyroid to Hyperthyroid
User :   am i suffering frm thyroid cancer
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That is better known from the biopsy
User :   coz somedays back there was severe pain in my thyroid protion
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Follicular hyperplasia can be benign or turn malignant
User :   can u tell me the possibility of cancer in my case coz me too tensed
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So biopsy is the next option left
User :   its benign follicular hyperplasia
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So the chances are very less
User :   ok
User :   but y my TSH is going like this
User :   unable to understand
Doctor :   The causes can be determined by your treating Doctor as he has a constant follow up
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with you
User :   where is the problem
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and the complete record
User :   oic
User :   2mrw i m supposed to go for MRI of my brain
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Ok
User :   can u tell me is it done in empty stomach or not
Doctor :  
No need
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Why are you going for MRI of the brain?
User :   one more question
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Please go ahead
User :   wats the difference between THYROID SCAN & RAIU
Doctor :   Thyroid scan is to look whether there is an increased functional areas in the thyroid or not
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or suppresed functional areas in the thyroid or not
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So in medical terminology one can say whether the nodule is cold or hot
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Hot nodule is more functional area of the thyroid
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and cold nodule is no active thyroxine hormone is secreted
User :   IS BOTH TEST SAME OR DIFFERENT
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Different
User :   I MEAN to say THYROID SCAN & RAIU
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But RAIU may be done at the same time of Thyroid scan
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RAIU is done to find out the cause of the hyperthyroid gland
User :   can u tell me in brief of these tests
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IF the thyroid scan says of increased function
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then they do RAIU to see the cause of the increased thyroxine
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Thyroid scan as many other functions
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like see if the thyroid cancer is spread or not
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in case of thyroid
User :   wats in my case after seeing my TSH level
User :   & FNAC report
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A radioactive thyroid scan and radioactive iodine uptake (RAIU) test are nuclear medicine tests that use a radioactive substance to see how well the thyroid is working and identify thyroid problems.
Doctor :   I think over use of thyroxine supplements could have led to increased cellularity in the thyroid gland
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This might be because your are not aware of the hyperthyroid symptoms
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and you had not followed up with the doctor once in 2 to 3 months to check its function
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while you were taking these thyroxine supplements
User :   u know in the month of september my TSH was 3.82
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ok
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THat is pretty ok
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though it should be less than 3.5
User :   but i dont understand how my TSH is become 0.05 on 8/11/09 & 0.01 on 22/11/09
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Were you taking the thyroxine supplements in the same dose even after the TSH is 3.82
User :   bye
User :   can u tell me wat is the normal range of TSH
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1.5 to 3.5
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You did not answer my questions
User :   hey dr wat are u saying
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Some say 2 to 5
User :   normal TSH range sud be between 0.30 - 5.5
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but I prefer the levels to be between 1.5 to 3.5
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Normal values differ according to the lab standards
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It is not the same all over
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I think you are more confused
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Are you with me?
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I have to close the window as you are not responding to me
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