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10-30-2004, 03:55 PM
I have had many urine tests and I bet you all have too. A couple of mine have come back with a higher then normal thyroid count. The first time they told me that I got kind of scared (this was before i heard of ic). I looked it up, and I got hydrothryodism and hyperthryodism (i think, something like that). It seemed that I pretty much had all the symtoms of one them. Loss of weight, missed periods, urgency for peeing, etc).
Does anyone else have this with their ic? My docs say its probably nothing, so i think im just being a typical hypochondriac.(spelling?)
10-31-2004, 02:17 AM
Firstly, I have never heard of a thyroid test being done with urine?! They usually do those tests with your blood. Every six months or so I have about 6 viles of blood taken to test my thyroid levels. I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is also called autoimmune thyroiditis or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. Basically, my thyroid sometimes produces too much thyroid hormone and sometimes too little... thus making it very hard to treat. However, my endocrinologist did put me on levothroid because my thyroid is 2 1/2 times bigger than normal (a goiter.... yucky word!).... Anyways, because my thyroid is autoimmune, blood tests have to be done to check for antibodies. If I were you I would definately look for a good endocrinologist that does all of the appropriate blood tests.
10-31-2004, 02:22 AM
Hi Katie. Your post is interesting, because my uro is also suspicious of my hormones and my thyroid. I've had my blood tested for various things, but haven't got the results of the tests back yet.
Hypothyroid means that your thyroid gland is under-active. One of the symptoms is urine retention, which could manifest as frequency (you have pee stuck in you but can only get a little out at a time) and urgency. I think it would also give pain (cuz the pee is stuck in you). I already had an ultrasound done, and it showed that I do retain urine :(
Hyperthyroid means that your thyroid gland is over-active. It could show up as frequency and urgency as well. I guess it could bring pain too, but I'm not a doc, so I'm not sure.
It seems like you're describing the second one.
Ever since I've had my blood work done, I've been hoping, praying, wishing that they find a problem. Why? Because endocrinological (relating to hormones and glands) problems are usually much easier to solve than IC. When my uro said he wants to refer me to an endocrinologist, I wanted to jump for joy! Doctors know what to do about hormonal problems, while no one knows what to do with an ICer.
So, I think it would be great if you don't have IC, but have a hormonal /gland problem. That is what I hope for myself. I have a few reasons to believe that I may not have IC. You can read about those in my post, under "Cystoscopy & Hydrodistention", titled "Poll: how many of you have normal looking bladders?" May God have mercy on sick teenage girls :toilet:
10-31-2004, 02:24 AM
Oh Im stupid! I meant blood test! Not urine! ahh oh well. Well thank you for the advice, unfortunetly there just doesnt seem to be good endocrinologists aruond here where i live. :/
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