During the medical history for diagnosis of
hyperthyroidism, your doctor will ask you about other
medical conditions you have had in the past, your family's medical history, and
any medicines you are taking.
Your doctor will also ask other questions, such as:
What is your usual weight, and have you noticed
any changes in your weight, particularly a decrease in weight?
is your appetite, and have you noticed any changes in how hungry you feel,
particularly an increase in appetite?
How regular are your bowel
movements, and have you noticed any changes in how often you have
Have you noticed that your heart has been beating fast or
feels like it is pounding in your chest?
Have you had any problems
Have you noticed any changes in your vision,
particularly blurred or double vision, or do your eyes feel dry and
Have you felt more tired than usual, felt weak, or had
Have you had any problems concentrating or felt
excited or moody?
Do you feel flushed or warm, or have you been
sweating more than usual or felt uncomfortable in warm temperatures?
Doctors will ask women about any changes in their menstrual cycles
and bleeding. They will ask men if they have noticed an enlargement of either
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
November 4, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 04, 2011
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