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Underactive thyroid - Questions to ask your doctor

BMJ Group Medical Reference

If you've been told you have an underactive thyroid, you may want to find out more about the condition. Here are some questions you might like to ask your doctor.

  • Why did I get an underactive thyroid?

  • Will I get better?

  • Do I need treatment?

  • What's the best treatment for me?

  • Will I need to have treatment for the rest of my life?

  • What are the side effects of treatment? How can I cope with them?

  • Should I change what I eat?

  • What are the chances that someone else in my family will have an underactive thyroid?

  • Can I still have children?

  • Will I get a swelling in my neck (a goitre)?


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Last Updated: June 21, 2012
This information does not replace medical advice.  If you are concerned you might have a medical problem please ask your Boots pharmacy team in your local Boots store, or see your doctor.
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