What are the Symptoms of Graves’ Disease?

If your child has Graves’ disease, he or she might have some of these symptoms:

  • A goiter (a mound caused by an enlarged thyroid gland) on his or neck
  • Bulging eyes
  • Nervousness or crankiness
  • Shaky hands
  • Doing poorly in school or having poor handwriting
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Not sleeping well
  • Not tolerating heat (feeling too hot)
  • Growing very quickly
  • Losing weight despite having a larger appetite
  • Irregular periods in girls

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