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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i just found out i have hyperthyroidism i might of had it for a long time i dunno but am i gonna have a thyoid storm
Doctor :   yes, if left untreated
User :   typically how long
Doctor :   since when you have hyperthyroidism
User :   well found out bout month ago had very low tsh but doctor didnt do anything
Doctor :   there is no time limit
User :   oh i see
Doctor :   Thyroid storm occurs if there is high level of thyroid hormones an dleft untreated
User :   i see
User :   but i have low tsh
Doctor :   some conditions predipitate this like thyroid surgery
Doctor :   low tsh is a feature of hyperthyroidism
User :   but couple weeks ok i was in the hospital and they said it was just mildly off no need to worry
User :   so maybe it just came on recently
Doctor :   are you taking any medications
User :   no
User :   im not very old im only 19 but i can still have a storm
Doctor :   Thyroid storm is precipitated by the following factors in individuals with thyrotoxicosis: Doctor :   Surgery
Doctor :   Anesthesia induction

Doctor :   Withdrawal of or noncompliance with antithyroid medications
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