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i have most of the symptoms of hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism but i don't know if this is coincidence and they may be linked to something else?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Thyroid tests needed: It would be most unusual to have symptoms of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. You need thyroid tests to determine if there is a thyroid problem.

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What are the effects of hyperthyroidism on pregnancy?

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