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Question: hypothyroidism

 rsndri - Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:43 pm

I am 49 year old woman. I have a tendency of skin eruption near nails and get blue patches on skin by rubbing against door handle or some other object. There is some swelling on joints also but without rheumatism. Can these symptoms be due to the low activity of thyroid. What specific clinical tests are recommended

 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:10 am

User avatar Hi Usha,

Hypothyroidism would not be my first thought for these symptoms. The bluish coloring may be bruising beneath the skin.

It is difficult to give you much of an idea as to what may be going on without examining you. You may also need some blood tests done.

I would recommend you discuss your symptoms with your primary care doctor.

Best wishes. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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