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I've been struggling with fatigue, sensitivity to the cold, headaches, dry skin, and poor gut health (loosely diagnosed as IBS) for nearly two years. Finally, my doctor ordered thyroid blood tests. She said everything was normal but my THYROID PEROXIDASE was elevated and has ordered a thyroid ultrasound. I am 21, female, Grave's Disease in my family.
She was initially skeptical when I brought up Hashimoto's, but the peroxidase is elevated which said is "abnormal" and she's "concerned." She also said no one knows what causes this (genetics or viral infections) and it may not be autoimmune thyroiditis but she wants the ultrasound and also said it may cause problems down the line.
What is she investigating? Does this sound like HASHIMOTO'S? She says I don't need to go on hormones.
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