Doctors diagnose hypothyroidism after completing a medical history and physical exam of the patient and performing laboratory tests on the patient's blood. Because symptoms of hypothyroidism can mimic those of many other conditions, blood tests for measuring levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (T4) are the only definitive way to diagnose hypothyroidism. However, the results of these blood tests can be affected by illnesses that are not thyroid related.
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