What tests will the Endocrinologist carry out?

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Hello,

I have my first consultation with the endocrinolowotsit next month, and wonder if anyone knows what tests they are likely to carry out? The only thing my appointment letter said, was to bring a urine sample?!

Any advice much appreciated :D

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    Hi, Usually they just discuss your blood results & ask how you are feeling. They may want you to have a scan on your thyroid but, this depends on your results. They keep you on meds for around 18 months but, again this depends on your results. After 12 months my thyroid couldnt be controlled so, i had rai last mon in the hope it will destroy my thyroid. Another thing is whether you have graves or you may just have oveactive thyroid that will right itself once you are on meds. Hope this helps.This is a good forum so feel free to keep posting as we can help & support each other. Elaine.
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    Hi, Usually they just discuss your blood results & ask how you are feeling. They may want you to have a scan on your thyroid but, this depends on your results. They keep you on meds for around 18 months but, again this depends on your results. After 12 months my thyroid couldnt be controlled so, i had rai last mon in the hope it will destroy my thyroid. Another thing is whether you have graves or you may just have oveactive thyroid that will right itself once you are on meds. Hope this helps.This is a good forum so feel free to keep posting as we can help & support each other. Elaine.
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    Thanks for that Elaine. My doc said that i had the thyroid anti-bodies present, which indicataed Graves, but i don't really understand what that means exactly. Do they do an iodine uptake test at any point?
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    Hi, I never had an uptake scan i think it depends on the area you live in or if antibodies dont show up they scan your thyroid to see what the cause of hyperthyroidism is. If you have graves it means that the antibodies present will stay with you even when your thyroid has recovered. Elaine.
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