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Medical check for someone with thyroid issue

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Hello all,

I'll be applying for 189 visa with my wife as a secondary applicant who takes medication for thyroid. Do you think it will cause any issues with her medical? Note that she regularly goes to the specialist and in perfectly good health.

Looking forward to your feedback. Thank you!

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Similar, our agent suggested that this wouldn't be an issue as thyroid meds are cheap, however it will mean their medical is looked at a bit more "keenly"

I'd be keen to hear if anyone has any other opinions though

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The general advice is that if ever there is a medical issue, it is worth speaking to a specialist agent such as George Lombard 

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Shouldnt cause a problem.  I have had mine removed and on thyroxine for years, did not cause any problems with my medical.  

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3 hours ago, VERYSTORMY said:

The general advice is that if ever there is a medical issue, it is worth speaking to a specialist agent such as George Lombard 

Totally agree

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I have an underactive thyroid and have been on levothyroxine for 10 years. The doctor that carried out my medical didn’t seem the least bit concerned and it didn’t impact my visa in any way. If your wife’s condition is more complex then you may wish to follow the advice above and contact an agent. Good luck with the visa process 🙂

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4 hours ago, SarahL said:

I have an underactive thyroid and have been on levothyroxine for 10 years. The doctor that carried out my medical didn’t seem the least bit concerned and it didn’t impact my visa in any way. If your wife’s condition is more complex then you may wish to follow the advice above and contact an agent. Good luck with the visa process 🙂

Did you mention in your application that you are actively taking medicine?

Also, thank you so much for all the response guys!

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11 hours ago, VERYSTORMY said:

The general advice is that if ever there is a medical issue, it is worth speaking to a specialist agent such as George Lombard 

I already am applying through a registered agent. He suggested that we should talk to her thyroid specialist to get an idea of her prognosis. We checked that the cost of the medication is minimal. He cited an incident when someone with dementia (I know its far worse than thyroid) was forced to withdraw their application (with fear of refusal) as his doctor gave a negative report to the dept. of immigration when they asked for prognosis of his condition.

 

11 hours ago, AJ said:

Shouldnt cause a problem.  I have had mine removed and on thyroxine for years, did not cause any problems with my medical.  

Thanks for the reply. Did you mention in your application that you are actively taking medicine?

Just on another note, my agent also suggested that we should get some testimonies from friend/family (Form 888 -Statutory declaration by a supporting witness. in relation to a Partner or Prospective Marriage). Do you guys think it's necessary? We've been married since 2016 and living together since early 2018. We've already included wedding album, marriage certificate etc. Thanks!

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5 hours ago, username303 said:

I already am applying through a registered agent. He suggested that we should talk to her thyroid specialist to get an idea of her prognosis. We checked that the cost of the medication is minimal. He cited an incident when someone with dementia (I know its far worse than thyroid) was forced to withdraw their application (with fear of refusal) as his doctor gave a negative report to the dept. of immigration when they asked for prognosis of his condition.

 

Thanks for the reply. Did you mention in your application that you are actively taking medicine?

 

 

Dementia is on a whole other level to an underactive thyroid!

 

Yes I said it was controlled with medication.  Thyroid Medication is cheap as chips here so I really dont think there is going to be any huge cost to the government due to your partners condition.

 

 

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6 hours ago, username303 said:

Did you mention in your application that you are actively taking medicine?

Also, thank you so much for all the response guys!

Yes I mentioned it. If you are concerned then call the medical practice where you will have the medical and ask if they will need to see any sort of letter from the specialist. We did ours in London and they just wanted to see my prescription. I was on 100 micro grams at the time so fairly high (for me). 

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7 hours ago, username303 said:

I already am applying through a registered agent. He suggested that we should talk to her thyroid specialist to get an idea of her prognosis. We checked that the cost of the medication is minimal. He cited an incident when someone with dementia (I know its far worse than thyroid) was forced to withdraw their application (with fear of refusal) as his doctor gave a negative report to the dept. of immigration when they asked for prognosis of his condition.

 

Thanks for the reply. Did you mention in your application that you are actively taking medicine?

Just on another note, my agent also suggested that we should get some testimonies from friend/family (Form 888 -Statutory declaration by a supporting witness. in relation to a Partner or Prospective Marriage). Do you guys think it's necessary? We've been married since 2016 and living together since early 2018. We've already included wedding album, marriage certificate etc. Thanks!

I don't know if it is necessary or not to provide the extra marriage stuff your agent has suggested you provide but my advice would be to do it anyway ..

You are paying the agent to make your visa journey as smooth as possible, if they suggest something is a good idea they haven't done it just to keep you busy, they can see an issue and are looking to remove it before it becomes a problem. It might be a very small issue (I.e. trying to explain why you've lived apart for two thirds of your married life) or it might be bigger, but I certainly wouldn't be trying to get their paid for expert advice verified by a bunch of people on a forum who don't know any of the background

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On 06/04/2019 at 14:12, username303 said:

Hello all,

I'll be applying for 189 visa with my wife as a secondary applicant who takes medication for thyroid. Do you think it will cause any issues with her medical? Note that she regularly goes to the specialist and in perfectly good health.

Looking forward to your feedback. Thank you!

Hi, I have thyroid nodule, with good biopsy result fortunately, but still under high risk of cancerous, and been on medication and regular doctor visits. I declared it when filling the HAP ID, and I asked my specialist to have a report on my condition, including the prognosis. I submitted the report to Panel doctor, my health check was cleared without any further tests required. Actually I did contact George Lombard before the health check (330 AUD) and he was positive about my case.

I suppose the specialist report is quite important.

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On 08/04/2019 at 20:32, lamngoc said:

Hi, I have thyroid nodule, with good biopsy result fortunately, but still under high risk of cancerous, and been on medication and regular doctor visits. I declared it when filling the HAP ID, and I asked my specialist to have a report on my condition, including the prognosis. I submitted the report to Panel doctor, my health check was cleared without any further tests required. Actually I did contact George Lombard before the health check (330 AUD) and he was positive about my case.

I suppose the specialist report is quite important.

Any reason people are specifically asking to contact George Lombard? 

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22 minutes ago, username303 said:

Any reason people are specifically asking to contact George Lombard? 

I also learnt from various forums, that he's expert in health issues. So I contacted him for a peace of mind before lodging my visa.

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