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what are the symptoms of hypothyroidism? i've had a history of jra- juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

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Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Hypothyroid: The typical symptoms are constipation, poor hair and nail growth, fatigue and temperature imbalance ( intolerant of the cold) but you should ask your doctor to measure your blood
Answered on Mar 17, 2015

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