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How can I find out if I have graves' disease?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: See physician

The physician will examine you and get your history and symptoms from you.
Blood tests for free thyroid hormone and thyroid stimulating hormone would be tested for abnormal levels.

In brief: See physician

The physician will examine you and get your history and symptoms from you.
Blood tests for free thyroid hormone and thyroid stimulating hormone would be tested for abnormal levels.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Graves’ disease

Clinical symptoms and signs of hyperthyroidism (eye signs, goiter) and blood tests levels of TSH and levels of thyroid hormones to support the diagnosis.

In brief: Graves’ disease

Clinical symptoms and signs of hyperthyroidism (eye signs, goiter) and blood tests levels of TSH and levels of thyroid hormones to support the diagnosis.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See Your Doctor

Your doctor will review any symptoms you might have, and check a TSH level (blood test).
While this won't tell if you have graves', it can tell if you have an overactive thyroid, for which graves' is the most common cause. Additional tests, usually a nuclear medicine procedure called a thyroid uptake and scan, can help determine if graves' disease is the problem.

In brief: See Your Doctor

Your doctor will review any symptoms you might have, and check a TSH level (blood test).
While this won't tell if you have graves', it can tell if you have an overactive thyroid, for which graves' is the most common cause. Additional tests, usually a nuclear medicine procedure called a thyroid uptake and scan, can help determine if graves' disease is the problem.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Your doctor would

have a clinical suspicion from your history, physical and thyroid function tests.
In addition, there is a specific lab test to diagnose Graves' Disease.

In brief: Your doctor would

have a clinical suspicion from your history, physical and thyroid function tests.
In addition, there is a specific lab test to diagnose Graves' Disease.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: See a doctor

for an evaluation and blood work if the doctor thinks it is indicated.

In brief: See a doctor

for an evaluation and blood work if the doctor thinks it is indicated.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology

In brief: Diagnosis Graves

There are additional blood tests that normally are not run unless there are suspicious symptoms.
There are also radiological tests that can be run. Patients who are concerned should see an ophthalmologist who treats or has an interest in this entity. In addition there are other skin signs that can occur.

In brief: Diagnosis Graves

There are additional blood tests that normally are not run unless there are suspicious symptoms.
There are also radiological tests that can be run. Patients who are concerned should see an ophthalmologist who treats or has an interest in this entity. In addition there are other skin signs that can occur.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Dr. Alan Mindlin
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