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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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?

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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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 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 have trouble losing weight, even though i eat healthy and exercise regularly. How do I know if I have a thyroid problem?

I have trouble losing weight, even though i eat healthy and exercise regularly. How do I know if I have a thyroid problem?

Start with tests but: It is possible that you're hypothyroid, esp. If you also have fatigue, dry skin, constipation, feel cold or have other common symptoms. Ask for thorough testing- most docs screen with a TSH only but many who need thyroid have a normal tsh! ask for a free T3 (liothyronine) & free T4 & thyroid antibodies. It is possible to be hypothyroid with "normal" blood tests if you have type 2 hypothyroidism. See comment:. ...Read more