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From: pcdgirl16 - 7 years 13 weeks ago

I have had a goiter since 8th grade. I went to the doctor, they did blood tests (normal), iodine test (normal), but then they found a nodule when i had an ultrasound done. The next step was to biopsy it but I was missing too much school and didn't go through with it. I am now a junior, still have a goiter. I have depression, hair loss, heavy and irregular menstrual cycles, anxiety, fatigue, dry skin, sensitivity to cold, weight gain and muscle weakness. They ran blood tests again and still everything came back normal. I know something is wrong. Is it hypo? If so, what should I do?

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An uneducated guess, yes~~it is hypoactive. The reason I said that, is I also had a goiter as well. I was 10 when they found mine and I've taken medicine for 24 years for it.

I would find another Endocrinologist for a second opinion.

As far as the symptoms...they will drive you CRAZY. I can't tell you how many bottles of conditioner I go through a mmonth, due to dry hair! LOL On a serious note, you learn to work around it...but the first step is finding out a proper diagnosis.

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Make sure your physician is running the proper test. I was tested for a few years and had "normal" results only to find out there was another test they should have been performing. Once I had the proper test I was properly diagnosed.

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