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Thyroid and eye problems?

Hello, I posted a picture of my eye on a different forum a few days ago and someone told me to get my thyroid checked. It made me quite nervous so I googled thyroid/eye problems and I don't have any of the related symptoms. I'm still not sure why the person said what they did, so I figured I should post it here to see what other people have to say. I have no family history of thyroid problems, I go to the doctor regularly and have never been told I might have an issue, and I've never had any eye issues.


Here's the picture for reference:

http://i.imgur.com/D1ZHpC7.png

Also, I know when I googled it, "bulging eyes" eyes came up a lot. In this picture I'm clearly opening my eye wide in order to get a good picture of it, they don't normally look so open.

Any insight or help would be appreciated!
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Regardless of whether or not you have symptoms, you should get your thyroid blood levels tested. Here are the tests to request: Free T3, Free T4, TSH. This can be done as part of routine bloodwork, along with a CBC, vitamin tests such as D and B12, etc. Your eyes don't look like they're bulging to me, but it's hard to tell from the photo and it's a good idea to have these thyroid tests done routinely throughout one's life due to the high prevalence of thyroid disease, especially among women.
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649848 tn?1534633700
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I agree that it's really hard to tell whether or not your eye is bulging; it doesn't look like it to me... If I open my eyes really wide (which isn't what they normally look like), I can look hyper, as well.   Would be  much better to take a full face photo, with your eyes, like they normally are, rather than exaggerated, as in your photo.

It's a good idea to get thyroid levels tested, anyway.
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Do you have any other symptoms like sweats, rapid heart rate, or do you feel anxious?
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I get anxious sometimes, but only if I have to do a presentation in school or something. I don't randomly get anxious if that's what you mean. Last time I went to the doctor was back in april and all of my vitals were perfect (blood pressure, heart rate, etc.).
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Here is a better picture:

http://i.imgur.com/tTT9qVf.png

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649848 tn?1534633700
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Your eyes don't look like they're bulging in that picture.  Of course, it never hurts to get thyroid hormones tested, but I don't see anything indicative of a thyroid problem, by looking at your eyes.
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