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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 11, 2007
  • 08:58 PM

I'm 20 years old, and I've seen my GP and taken blood tests, which turned out OK, and had an ultrasound of my thyroid which identified some very small nodules. My thyroid is rather swollen and large. I've had swollen lymph nodes for a couple years now, but recently my hair has been thinning out (though my grandfather has a full head of hair), it seems my muscles in my arms and legs have weakened, along with chronic fatigue, and persistent tremors of the hands (worse after physical activity). Other symptoms are a decreased libido, forgetfulness, and striae.

My GP wasn't able to give me a definite answer, and was himself somewhat perplexed. If anyone can offer advice or direction it would be gratly appreciated.

Many thanks.

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  • You need to go see an endocrinologist. You can have things growing on your thyroid gland that aren't large, and don't make your blood tests show up as very "off" but can cause all kinds of problems.I've BTDT (been there, done that). Are your fingernails breaking easily, too?If the GP is stumped, that's when you go to the specialist. Here's a link I just found, for finding the best endocrinologists:http://www.thyroid-info.com/topdrs/Hope that helps,Shula
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  • I think you're right, many thanks Shula.
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