Signs & Symptoms Endocrinology

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

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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