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Question: hyperthyroid/ fast heart rate


 JenBlondie - Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:53 pm

hi.

Im new to this site, and the question area. Im 24 years old and 5'5. Ive been recently having a fast heart rate, and palpatations sometimes. my weight has dropped drastically. Im usually around 120lbs and now im about 100 or less. im also having heat spells. Kind of like a hot flash but worse. they go away but come frequently. i went to the doctors and my ekg was fine. they did a heart ultrasound and and everything was fine with that also. My blood work showed my thyroid levels were high. i also have this bump on the right side of my neck where it looks really swollen. i just moved to a new area out of state. should i get more tests?

Thanks so much for the help.
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:11 pm

User avatar Hi,
Your description suggests the possibility of some form of throiditis exhibiting a hyperthyroid state.There are a number of possibilities.

Diagnosis of these disorders is usually based upon the history, clinical features, & laboratory studies which may include
- Basic labs (Hb%, Total WBC,differential,ESR,blood sugar etc)
- thyroid function studies,
- thyroid antibodies,
- radioactive iodine uptake, etc.

For a more detailed account you may refer to my reply at the following link:

viewtopic.php?f=79&t=44390&hilit=thyroiditis+thyroiditis
Best wishes!

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