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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   HI
User :   hi Dr. Gm
Doctor :   How can I help you
Doctor :   Good Morning to you too
User :   I just wanted to for what FT4 test is taken
Doctor :   You mean to ask What for T 4 tests are done
User :   my son had gone thru a test for thorid, and now they are asking me to take a test of FT4
User :   s
Doctor :   TO know the levels of functionality in the Thyroid Gland .
User :   is it serious
Doctor :   If we are looking at a Known Hypothyroid Case we would get it done
Doctor :   To find out if we need to alter the Thyroxine levels
Doctor :   that is the levels of the medications
Doctor :   It is not thing to be worried about as it
Doctor :   is just an altered Condition of the Body and shall
Doctor :   Need to be addressed accordingly
User :   but pls let know if this test is compulsory
Doctor :   0.7-1.9 ng/dl are the normal Anticipated values
User :   and also if the same can be treated with medicines, without a surgery
User :   he is having 27.0 ng/dl
Doctor :   well for that you will need to let me Know What Symptoms are you having
Doctor :   What are the Values of T3 and TSH If you have got them Done
Doctor :   And Is he taking any Medications for the same
User :   sorry i hv the reports at home, forgot to get it, and as of now he is not taking any medicines , as my family doctor, wanted us to get that FT4 test
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   When this test was done was he taking any tablets for raised thyroid levels
Doctor :   or lower thyroid levels
User :   no nothing at all
Doctor :   Who is the patient and What is his age
User :   he is my son , AAAAAAA age 18 yrs
Doctor :   Well it shall be good if you can get the Serum T3 T4 and TSH levels done from XXXX
Doctor :   All will be essential in coming to a Diagnosis and hence would inturn help in his treatment
User :   the tests are done at GM health Care , @ cambridge
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
Doctor :   you mean
User :   s
Doctor :   ok
User :   but , i hope its nothing serious doctor
Doctor :   But since he has not been Diagnosed of any Thyroid Disorders
Doctor :   It would be good if you can get the entire package done
Doctor :   No it is nothing serious
Doctor :   Not to worry at all
Doctor :   His Hormones are raised and can be reduced with Medications that he shall need to take and hence would reduce any
Doctor :   Symptoms that he might be having
User :   means doctor, package means, help me and guide me to the right palce, and also let me know the cost of it
Doctor :   T3, T4, TSH is the entire Package
Doctor :   All the values are essential to arrive at a Diagnosis
Doctor :   and hence i suggested for the same
Doctor :   We suggest to get the investigations done at an accredited and barcoded lab, like XXXXX
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User :   i have done all this, after that only doctor wanted me to do the ft4
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   It would be costing you only about Rs. 350 or so around about in that range
Doctor :   Have you shown these Values to your Doctor and taken His opinion on the Same
User :   what are the symtoms
Doctor :   Raised Body temperature
Doctor :   Palpitations
Doctor :   weight loss
Doctor :   Increased appetite
Doctor :   Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) commonly more than 100 beats a minute irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or pounding of your heart (palpitations)
Doctor :   Nervousness, anxiety or anxiety attacks, irritability
Doctor :   An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), which may appear as a swelling at the base of your neck
User :   he has appetite, increase in weight, body temperature is high, and he has a swelling on his neck
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Well that answers why your Doctor would have asked for the above test; but have you consulted him after the test, with the reports to have his opinion
User :   he was also asked to take a chest x ray, which resulted normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is only to see if he is having any Retrosternal Mass
User :   s we have and , now he wanted us to go to FT4 test.
Doctor :   Which is the commonest site for the tyroid Gland swelling
Doctor :   In Men Behind the Sternum Bone in the Chest
Doctor :   ok
User :   but doctor tell me one thing, what is the reason this thyriod
Doctor :   It is a disorder and can arise any time mostly in the adolescent age group since the needs or the demands of the Body are high
Doctor :   And the Gland cannot produce sufficient Hormone
Doctor :   so the Gland swells and causes the same increased production
User :   Ok doctor, t'x a lot for your advise and help on the same. will revert back after the FT4 test result.
Doctor :   you have already got them done
Doctor :   Haven't you
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   T3 and T4 and TSH has been done
User :   only FT4 is pending
Doctor :   ok
User :   s
User :   bye
Doctor :   What is this Value that you gave me earlier
Doctor :   27.0 ng/dl
Doctor :   Are you with me XXXXXXXXXXXX ?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   s
User :   27.0 ng/dl
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