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Do You Have a Thyroid Problem? Take The Thyroid Test

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Updated May 30, 2014


_____ My eyes feel gritty and dry
_____ My eyes feel sensitive to light
_____ My eyes get jumpy/tics in eyes
_____ I have strange feelings in neck or throat
_____ I have tinnitus (ringing in ears)
_____ I get recurrent sinus infections
_____ I have vertigo
_____ I feel some lightheadedness
_____ I have severe menstrual cramps

TOTAL BOXES CHECKED: _______

If you have checked boxes in this group, you may be hyperthyroid, and have an overactive thyroid. For more information on hyperthyroidism, see the three-part article, [link url=http://thyroid.about.com/library/weekly/aa022398.htm]Frequently Asked Questions on Hyperthyroidism/Graves.

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NODULES/GOITER

_____ Lump in neck
_____ Feeling of fullness in neck
_____ Choking sensation
_____ Sore throat
_____ Persistent hoarseness
_____ Weight changes (gaining or losing inappropriately)
_____ Change in pulse (very high, or very low)
_____ Feeling inappropriately hot or cold
_____ Bowel problems, i.e., chronic diarrhea or constipation
_____ Fertility problems
_____ Depression or anxiety
_____ Fatigue, exhaustion
_____ Skin, hair problems, hair loss
_____ Aches, pains joints, hands and feet
_____ Irregular menstrual cycles (shorter, longer, or heavier, or more frequent, or not at all)
_____ I have no sex drive, or am having sexual performance problems

TOTAL BOXES CHECKED: _____

If you have checked boxes in this group, you may have thyroid nodules, or an enlarged thyroid, known as a goiter. Any lumps or enlargement of the thyroid should be checked out right away by your physician. For more information on nodules and goiter, read: Nodules, Goiter and Enlarged Thyroids, which discusses how a nodule is evaluated and treated, and how to know if a nodule is actually a sign of thyroid cancer.

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NEXT STEPS?

When you're wondering if you have a thyroid problem, I have an article that you should read as a starting point.

Could You Have a Thyroid Problem? The Dangers of "Explaining Away Your Symptoms"

Also, read: Thyroid Disease 101, a comprehensive overview of various thyroid conditions.

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