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is it possible for hyperthyroidism to convert into hypothryoidism?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Yes: About 80% of people with hyperthyroidism will eventually become hypothyroid. Those who have surgery or radioactive iodine treatment will usually have it sooner than those on medical treatment.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

I've always identified being hypothyroid from my symptoms but my tests results show possible hyperthyroidism- what's going on?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
U need thorough exam: It depends on your symptoms you have pegged for "hypothyroidism." fatigue, weight gain, etc can be due to many other medical problems besides hypothyroidism. At this point, you need to be evaluated and treated for the hyperthyroidism and further work continued for your other symptoms.

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