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I am a 20 year old caucasian female. During my last visit with my gynocologist in late December, I had blood drawn since I do not currently have a primary phycisian. A week later, they called and said that my blood lab showed low thyroid hormone levels, which indicated hypothyroidism. They advised me to see an endocrinologist, which I saw last Friday. The endocrinologist took my blood and called me today to say that all of my results were normal.
I read about hypothyroidism and a large amount of the symptoms apply to me such as fatigue, excessive coldness, mild depression, brittle nails, constipation, some mild weight gain (was 120 last year, now 135), irregular periods, etc.
My mom's mom had hypothyroidism and my mom has an autoimmune disease (Scoriasis).
I also read that hypothyroidism is one of the most misdiagnosed diseases because doctors rely so heavily on TSH levels and not symptoms or family history.
I am going to seek a second opinion from a different doctor because at the moment, I have had 2 blood tests that had opposite results.
Does anyone have any opinions/comments/suggestions for me? Anything would be helpful since I am in college and seeking help on my own.
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