Home » Categories » ICD-9-CM Coding

Hypothyroidism with hyperthyroidism?


Question

Patient with hypothyroidism on Synthroid came into ER with tingling sensation. Physician diagnosed patient with anxiety and hyperthyroidism. The TSH level was 0.04. The physician only mentions that patient should call when arriving home with dosage of synthroid so that the physician could call in a lower dose of thyroid medication. Is it possible to have hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism? Should I query the physician? 

Answer

I would query the physician.  If the physician is planning to reduce the dosage of synthroid it sound like an overmedication issue which I would not consider hyperthyroidism.


Disclaimer: All articles intended for general consumption only and not as a recommendation for a specific situation. Readers should consult an official source (AHA, AMA, etc.) or a qualified attorney for specific legal guidance.
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Principal Diagnosis Assignment on ED Patient
Viewed 1249 times since Mon, Oct 10, 2011
Pleural Effusion & Atelectasis Coding
Viewed 2315 times since Mon, Jun 13, 2011
Family History vs Screening Colonscopy
Viewed 890 times since Tue, May 8, 2012
Axillary Lump
Viewed 6433 times since Thu, Apr 14, 2011
Bleed After Removal of Tenaculum
Viewed 578 times since Mon, Dec 31, 2012
Acute Lumbar Back Pain
Viewed 1194 times since Thu, Feb 23, 2012
Sepsis secondary to line infection and pneumonia
Viewed 3378 times since Tue, Dec 27, 2011
Hip Conversion
Viewed 1055 times since Fri, May 6, 2011
Premenopausal Menorrhagia
Viewed 1750 times since Tue, Mar 22, 2011
Coding Guidelines For Symptoms
Viewed 2211 times since Thu, May 12, 2011
Quorum Health Resources, LLC :: 105 Continental Place Brentwood, TN 37027 :: Phone: (615) 371-4506