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How to know if i have a thyroid problem?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Get tested!: Hi. I hate to sound trite, but have your thyroid function TESTED! It's easy! Talk with your doctor about your symptoms & family history of thyroid disease. She or he will test the appropriate labs, and then you'll know! Bear in mind, NO symptoms are specific for thyroid disease, and your suspicion that you might have a thyroid problem could be due to non-thyroid issues.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Syptome/tests: There many different thyroid diseases with different symptoms and presentation.Some will present with goiter(thyroid swelling in neck)while others may present with symptoms or overactive gland like palpitation, fast heart beat; weight loss.Or underactive with weight gain, and others. Diagnosis is made by blood test for the hormones and if there is a goiter with imaging like ultrasound/scan/biops.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Symptoms/Testing: By symptoms of the hyperactive or under active thyroid, physical examination and blood and imaging tests.

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How to know if I have a thyroid problem or something?

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Easy to test for: Hi problems of thyroid function are the easiest things to test for in all of endocrinology. See your doctor and get tested. Then you'll know! The "or something" is a little broader category, and there is no straight forward test for "or something"! ;-) Good luck!
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