Should You Go To The ER For Thyroid Problems?

When should you go to the ER for thyroid?

When To Call.

Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you or a person you know has hypothyroidism and has signs of myxedema coma, such as: Mental deterioration, such as apathy, confusion, or psychosis.

Extreme weakness and fatigue that progress to loss of consciousness (coma)..

Will the ER test for thyroid?

It is not always the responsibility of the emergency physician to diagnose hypothyroidism, but in some clinical settings it may be important to include thyroid function tests in laboratory evaluation of patients to ensure adequate patient care and followup.

Is a swollen thyroid an emergency?

Thyroid storm is a medical emergency condition and needs to be treated immediately; even before all confirmatory diagnostic tests are performed.

How do you tell if your thyroid is off?

Hypothyroidism signs and symptoms may include:Fatigue.Increased sensitivity to cold.Constipation.Dry skin.Weight gain.Puffy face.Hoarseness.Muscle weakness.More items…•

What does a thyroid attack feel like?

Symptoms of thyroid storm include: Feeling extremely irritable or grumpy. High systolic blood pressure, low diastolic blood pressure, and fast heartbeat. Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Should I go to the hospital for my thyroid?

Whenever thyroid storm is suspected, you must go to the emergency room immediately. Thyroid storm requires immediate treatment, as it is life-threatening and can develop and worsen quickly.