Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Sunnyvale, CA USA
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Originally Posted by linnefaulk
Were you not tested prior? Hypothyroidism is fairly common.
Some doctors don't do tests. Some are cautious and do.
My current doctor gets a complete blood count, lipid panel, comprehensive metabolic panel, TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), and other tests as appropriate at each checkup.
She's over-cautious, although as a guy who would otherwise tend to see doctors only when something was seriously wrong (ankle joint, shin joint, knee joint - shin joint?) that's a good counter-balance.
Things still get missed - my vitamin D level was half the minimum and nobody thought to check that. I feel much better now that it's normal.