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Hypothyroidism for 17 year old girl?
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lovelyrita38 posted:
So I'm not sure if I'm just being paranoid, but I wanted to know if my symptoms sound like hypothyroidism:
--tiredness
--dry skin/hair
--irregular periods
--spotting between periods
--constipation
--low attention span
--weight gain
also, i have a history of it in my family. but i'm only 17 and some of these symptoms are just mild and the dry skin could be just because it's winter, hence I feel like I may just be paranoid. however, does the combination of these symptoms sound like it could be hypothyroidism? I'm not looking for a diagnosis really, just wondering if these symptoms are enough to get tested. thanks for any help
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beanie_gene responded:
They sound like they could be. I would still get checked especially since it runs in your family. Your pediatrician should be checking you anyways since you do have a family history.


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