Possible Thyroid Problem ?

I am 16 years old, and have lost 7 pounds since April. My hair has been falling out for a while now in clumps. My family has a long history of thyroid problems, so I am going to get blood drawn this week. Could some one estimate the chances of me having a thyroid condition ? All possible information is appreciated. Please & Thanks !

3 comments

  • Jamie

    some of these symptoms sound like you have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). It is cause when the thyroid gland makes too much T4 and T3 hormones. It is usually treated with antithyroid, which stops the thyroid from producing so many hormones.

  • Chrys

    depends…

    your skin dry ??? you losing weight ??? your hair falling out ??? you sleep a lot for no reason ??? depressed ???
    if yes, then a GOOD chance you have a bad thyroid.

  • mhmmm

    if it runs in your family you have a good chance.
    if your mom has it you have a REALLY good chance.

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