Hyperthyroidism | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my hyperthyroidism?
  • Do I have Graves’ disease?
  • What are the results of my blood test(s)? What do these results mean?
  • What is the best treatment option? Will I need medicine? For how long?
  • Will I need surgery?
  • What risks are associated with these treatment options?
  • When can I expect relief from my symptoms?
  • Am I at risk for any complications? What can I do to minimize the risk of complications?


Hyperthyroidism: Diagnosis and Treatment by JR Reid, M.D., and SF Wheeler, M.D. (American Family Physician August 15, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050815/623.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 08/05