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If you have been cleared for hyperthyroidism as a teen, are you still at risk later in age if many in your family have been diagnosed?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Hyperthyroidism can occur anytime even if you were tested negative in the past. If you have a strong family history and you are exhibiting signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism, you need to see your doctor to be tested again.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Vigilance: Best to maintain vigilance over your thyroid health in concert with your doctor. Discuss with her the symptoms of hyperthyroidism; what to watch for, what you may experience, and maintain open communications to be sure you discover it if it ever does occur. This is a very treatable condition - all that is required is a diligent attention to your health.

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