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I have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism few days ago. I didnt have any clear symptoms, just been itching before going to sleep for about four months. I did a blood test that shows,
T3 5.67 (2.2 - 4.2) T4 3.15 (.8 - 1.7) TSH 0.01 (.25 - 5)
I went to see an internal medicine doc for it and he perscribed NeoMercazole 5mg twice and adviced to do an ultrasound.
The day after I went to an endo and he also didnt see any symptoms but my blood test showed that I have hyperthyroidism, He said that I should do a Radioactive iodine uptake test, Then Radioactive iodin Therapy.
Today I went to another doc (Internal Medicine) he did an ultrasound that shows (Enlarged thyroid gland with hetergogeneous texture and increased vascularity. No retrosternal extension. Normal submandibular and parotid glands. No masses seen. Reactional Bilateral upper cervical enlarged lymph nodes seen, the largest 10 x 6 mm. and prescribes NeoMeracazole 5 mg 4 times a day, and Inderal 20 mg a day.
What is the difference between the Radioactive Iodin uptake and the ultrasound?
I'm confused on why did the endo doc didnt want to do an ultrasound and prescirbe pills instead he went to the Radioactive iodin option immediately?
Anyone didnt have any symptoms of hyperthyroidisim but their labs showed the opposite?
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