A 22-year-old female asked:
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i took a blood test at the doc, because she said my symptoms sounded like low iron/anemic. but test results came back that i had low thyroid and prescribed me folic acid pills. what could all of sudden cause me to have thyroid problems????

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Viral infections: Are commonly causing thyroid inflammation with autoimmune causes common as well. There is also postpartum thyroiditis following delivery. Some other times thyroid disease is running in the family and goiter or thyroid enlargement is frequent as a chronic thyroid condition. Endocrinologists specialize in diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders, among others and you may benefit from seeing one.
Answered on Jan 5, 2020

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