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Post pregnancy having symptoms of thyroid problem. Test for thyroid imbalance? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Doctor i had a query
User:like i am afraid if i have thyroid... so what should i do...
User:can you please suggest me what are the symtoms... and where can i go to for a check up
Doctor:Why do you feel you have thyroid?
User:i read in a news paper and the symtoms seems to be matching like arms paining, hair loss, joint pains
Doctor:you may know that thyroid gland stimulates hormones. One experiences symptoms and troubles both if the hormone is high and if it is low.
Doctor:I would be able to relate better if you can explain your symptoms to me.
User:arms paining, hair loss, sometimes i feel tired at the throat
Doctor:Since when are you suffering from them?
User:post pregnancy i hardly have any stamina
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Thyroid produce vague symptoms. Weight changes, hair loss, tiredness, weakness, menstrual disturbances, skin changes and many other myriad of symptoms can occur.
Doctor:Due to such non specific symptoms, we usually use blood testing to confirm thyroid disturbances.
Doctor:Though the symptoms you reported do not clearly indicate presence of thyroid problems, I would suggest you to get a blood test known as thyroid profile test.
Doctor:This test includes 3 basic tests - Serum T3, Serum T4 and TSH levels.
Doctor:We will very well be able to judge your thyroid status based on these values.
User:how much will it cost me?
Doctor:Normal TSH levels with normal T3 and T4 will mean that your thyroid hormones are functioning well and you are ok.
Doctor:The test would cost around Rs.500 INR at most institutes.
Doctor:Do you have any doubts?
User:no Doctor, i just want to be completely fit and fine
Doctor:You may get this test done and if they are normal, you don't need to be worried about thyroid problems any more.
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:i hv a one and half year old daughter, just want to make sure that i live for her in the best healthy way
User:No, thank you! will go and get the tests done as suggested.
Doctor:Good health is defined as physical, mental and spiritual well being.
Doctor:I suggest you to stop worrying and stay stress free.
Doctor:You should be able remain healthy and watch your daughter grow.
Doctor:We at XXXXXXX can be able to assist you if you have any physical problems.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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