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Overweight caused by thyroid - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Weight & Lifestyle
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General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I am gaining weight and I have all these other symptoms.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have been tested for thyroid and my doctor says it is normal but I am not sure what is going on
User :   is there a more advanced test that can be run
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me ask you few questions
User :   ok
Doctor :   so that I can tell if there is any other test that is required for you
Doctor :   to look into medical causes of wt gain
User :   ok
Doctor :   Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
User :   22-Female- Service Manager- Texas-5 foot 8 and 200lbs
User :   I have gained almost 80 pounds in 3 years
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long you have?

User :   I smoke cigs.........maybe 5 a day since 18yrs old
User :   I drink maybe 2 drinks every 2 months
Doctor :   How are you menstrual periods?

Doctor :   I just calculated the BMI
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