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How to know if I have a thyroid problem?

How to know if I have a thyroid problem?

Get tested!: Hi. I hate to sound trite, but have your thyroid function TESTED! It's easy! Talk with your doctor about your symptoms & family history of thyroid disease. She or he will test the appropriate labs, and then you'll know! Bear in mind, NO symptoms are specific for thyroid disease, and your suspicion that you might have a thyroid problem could be due to non-thyroid issues. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How to know if I have a thyroid problem or something?

How to know if I have a thyroid problem or something?

Easy to test for: Hi problems of thyroid function are the easiest things to test for in all of endocrinology. See your doctor and get tested. Then you'll know! The "or something" is a little broader category, and there is no straight forward test for "or something"! ;-) Good luck! ...Read more

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How to know if I have a brain problem?

How to know if I have a brain problem?

Too nonspecific: If you have concerns regarding problems you are encountering, please resubmit your question, so we can focus upon your subject. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a thyroid problem?

How do I know if I have a thyroid problem?

Symptoms/Testing: By symptoms of the hyperactive or under active thyroid, physical examination and blood and imaging tests. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a thyroid problem and how would i know?

How do I know if I have a thyroid problem and how would i know?

Syptome/tests: There many different thyroid diseases with different symptoms and presentation.Some will present with goiter(thyroid swelling in neck)while others may present with symptoms or overactive gland like palpitation, fast heart beat; weight loss.Or underactive with weight gain, and others. Diagnosis is made by blood test for the hormones and if there is a goiter with imaging like ultrasound/scan/biops. ...Read more

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I think I may have diabetes or a thyroid problem. How can I know for sure?

I think I may have diabetes or a thyroid problem. How can I know for sure?

Medical Evaluation: Please see your medical provider. You will need an evaluation which will also include blood and likely urine tests to help determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a gastrointestinal problem?

How to tell if I have a gastrointestinal problem?

See details: If you have no GI symptoms, you are unlikely to have a GI disorder. If you do have chronic symptoms, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What if i think I have a thyroid problem, can I treat that without a doctor?

What if i think I have a thyroid problem, can I treat that without a doctor?

Make sure.: We would usually recommend that thyroid issues are treated by a doctor. But at least have some testing done by a doctor to know that you actually have a thyroid issue and not something else. ...Read more

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How can I know for sure if I have a heart problem?

How can I know for sure if I have a heart problem?

See doctor: You can have blood tests to check for cholesterol, electrocardiogram, and even stress test if necessary. Your doctor can determine what is best for you based on your age, your risk factors and your family history. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a hormonal imbalance?

How to know if I have a hormonal imbalance?

Hormonal imbalance: I can't answer that without any more details but I am confident your doctor can once she/he has taken a medical history, done a physical exam, and ordered laboratory tests. Hopefully you don't have any hormone issues. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a reason to be depressed?

How to know if I have a reason to be depressed?

People don't always: Have to have a reason to be depressed. This is especially so if there is a genetic predisposition toward depression. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a thyroid nodule, can I get a perm?

Yes?: If by a perm you mean a hair styling requiring adding chemicals to the hair, a thyroid nodule will not be affected. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a gallblader problem ?

How to know if I have a gallblader problem ?

After meal pain: Gallstones or a dysfunctional gallbladder are very common problems. They generally present as AFTER -meal right upper quadrant or mid-upper abdominal pain and bloating;often with nausea,sometimes vomiting. Patients will experience this 30-60 minutes after eating. It does NOT have to be a fatty meal. An ultrasound is very easy to get and diagnose these. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a thyroid nodule?

See your doctor: If you have a thyroid nodule, you need the proper evaluation with a history, physical exam, and proper testing. It may be something that can be treated medically. It might even need surgery. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a thyroid or sex hormone problem?

How can I know if I have a thyroid or sex hormone problem?

Blood work: History and physical exam are both important, but blood work is necessary because some of the symptoms overlap. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a problem with your thyroid?

How do you know if you have a problem with your thyroid?

Blood test(TFTs): Your doctor can examine you and tell you if you might have it in which case a simple blood test called thyroid functions(tsh level is the simplest test) can be done to confirm it. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a heart problem or is it nothing?

How to know if I have a heart problem or is it nothing?

Not on the internet: If you have any questions, you should discuss with your pcp. It is dangerous for you to try to define the answer without professional help. If in doubt, do not procrastinate. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a ringworm?

How to know if I have a ringworm?

Ringworm: is a fungal infection the affects the upper layer of skin. It is not caused by a worm. It presents as a red circle with normal skin in the center. The rash may or may not cause itching. Your physician should be able to diagnose ringworm. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a hormonal issue?

How do I know if I have a hormonal issue?

Hormonal issue: You will only find out if you see your doctor and describe your symptoms. The doctor will take your history, examine you, and order lab tests. What happens next depends on what your doctor has found. It may be nothing, something minor, or something worrying. Hopefully all will be OK but listen to what your doctor tells you and follow the advice. ...Read more