A 32-year-old female asked:
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Can you have both hyper and hypo thyroidism?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Not simultaneously: Hi. Yes, you can, but not simultaneously. For example, treatment of Graves' disease often renders the patients hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism can sequentially follow hyperthyroidism. Same for a self limited process called a subacute thyroiditis - hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be over treated causing hyperthyroidism. Hyper and hypo cannot be present at the same time.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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I suggest: You rethink and meet with a live doctor to help you sort this out, you are 99.99% mistaken.

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