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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help
User :   hi
User :   had a couple of questions
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   about PCOS
User :   I have had it for a couple of years now and to regularize my period was on birth control pills
Doctor :   ok
User :   recently, after I got married, i was prescribed thyroxin on an empirical basis
User :   25mg
User :   and my periods regularized
Doctor :   ok
User :   however, my TFT tests show all my results as normal
User :   within range
Doctor :   ok
User :   so 1. does thyroxin 25mg have an effect on my TFT results (my doc said it really shouldn't)
Doctor :   yes your doctor is in a better position to
Doctor :   tell as he has examined you physically
User :   ok, my second question is how is it that if all thyroid results are normal that my periods are linked to thyroxin dosage?
Doctor :   Since thyroxine is a replacement therapy
Doctor :   few side effects should be anticipated
User :   what does replacement therapy mean?
Doctor :   thyroxin is advised as it is not produced
Doctor :   to the appropriate
Doctor :   dose
Doctor :   so to make up this difference they give thyroxine
User :   but in my case i have no deficiency visible through reports.
Doctor :   ther indications of thyroxine are
Doctor :   condition that results from under-production of thyroxine
Doctor :   by the thyroid gland
Doctor :   either because
Doctor :   the gland is naturally underactive
Doctor :   or
Doctor :   because radioiodine therapy or surgery for an overactive gland has resulted in underactivity.
User :   ok
User :   have another question.
Doctor :   ok
User :   my period stopped last month. i tried using over-the-counter pregnancy tests to check
Doctor :   ok
User :   they were all negative and hence i am assuming it is negative and now getting my period back using primolut
Doctor :   ok
User :   but was just wondering... it is fine for me to have used the over-the-counter pregnancy test, right?
Doctor :   the drug that you usedis a prescription based medicine
User :   yeah... my gynae didn't even ask for me to do the test
User :   she just prescribed it to me
Doctor :   pregnancy test kit is a over the counter
User :   primolut was prescribed
Doctor :   yes it is a otc
User :   no, my question is is pregnancy test that is otc accurate?
Doctor :   the accurecy with pregnancy kit is 97%
Doctor :   when performed according to the instructions
User :   ok. sounds good to me
Doctor :   have i clarified your doubts?
User :   yeah
User :   thanks
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User :   got to know while on WWW.WWWW.WW User :   was doing some research on thyroxin
User :   is this completely based out of bangalore?
Doctor :   we are based in bangalore?
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