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Get Referral or Go with the Flow?

From: opnseason - 1 year 47 weeks ago

Just want a little advice - earlier this year I went to my hearing doctor and he mention that my thyroid felt swollen and that I needed to get it check by my primary. I did and she told me that it was a little swollen but nothing to be worried about. She did run a blood test to check my lvls but I never found out what they were so I figured they were okay since she is really good at calling if something is amiss. Well not I go to checking something unrelated on at my insurance web site I see where it is listed that I have "Hypo-functioning thyroid gland, no surgery" as one of my medical conditions. Upon researching this I have found that many things that I complain about to my doctors could be caused by this and yet not one of them has ever said directly to me that this is what is causing all your problems, i.e. being so sensitive to cold (I wear sweats in the summer and I live in the south), I'm always tired (have very little energy and I use to be a runner), etc., but yet here is it on my insurance that I have this.

My question should I have my primary doctor refer me to an Endocrinologist or just go with the flow?

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