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When To Call a Doctor
The most serious problem associated with hyperthyroidism is a life-threatening condition called thyroid storm.
Call your doctor immediately if you have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and:
You should also call your doctor if:
Watchful waiting is a period of time during which you and your doctor observe your symptoms without using medical treatment. If you think you have symptoms of hyperthyroidism, watchful waiting is not a good idea. Call your doctor if you think you may have hyperthyroidism, so you can be treated early and reduce your chances of having more serious problems.
Who to see
Health professionals who are qualified to diagnose and treat hyperthyroidism include:
For further treatment, your primary doctor may refer you to one of the following specialists:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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