Hypothyroidism
Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of hypothyroidism depend on the decrease in thyroid hormone and the duration of the condition. Often, mild symptoms are mistaken for other problems. Symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint or muscle stiffness
  • Decreased hearing
  • Weight gain
  • Dry skin
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Coarseness or loss of hair
  • Goiter, or an enlarged thyroid causing a lump in the neck
  • Constipation
  • Memory and mental impairment
  • Depression and irritability
  • Irregular or heavy menstruation
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Decreased libido

Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.

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UCSF Clinics & Centers

Endocrinology

Thyroid
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2350
Fax: (415) 353–2337
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