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When were your last thyroid function tests done?
Your present swelling on the shins can be due to hypothyroidism. Hashimoto thyroiditis has a definite risk of going in hypothyroidism (low thyroid functions) later in the course of disease. Your thyroid functions should be repeated and they are likely to show hypothyroidism.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
Is it safe to wait 3 months until my next scheduled follow up appointment with my endocrinologist or should I try to get in sooner?
Also, is the indentation of the skin a result of the swelling or is that a normal occurence?
A prior appointment is needed for a physical exam and investigations. The indentation is due to the swelling.
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