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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
24 years experience General Surgery
It depends: It depends on the type of thyroid cancer and the treatment you've had so far. Usually, you need treatment with thyroid hormone to suppress any remaini ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends entirely: upon the type of thyroid cancer and extent of previous treatment. Assuming that it is papillary cancer, the most common type, and that you already ha ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Indirectly related: It would be very unlikely for the radioactive iodine to induce acne, but another change that probably happened around the same time is taking thyroid ... Read More
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Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Not usually: Radiation dermatitis is usually a result of external beam radiation, and not from taking radioactive iodine. The iodine is concentrated in the thyroid ... Read More
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Thyroid function: Please make sure your thyroid function tests are normal. Also, without knowing your age, if you had thyroid cancer at a younger age, acne may just be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
See your doc: Given your history, any changes demand follow up, with blood tests, and likely imaging tests to determined what next.
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
See endocrinologist: Go back to your endocrinologistt or thyroid surgeon. Elevated TSH suggests that you need thyroid replacement meds increased. New lumps may or may no ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Follow up: Your doctor probably is keeping you hyperthyroid which could cause the symptoms above. This is not worrisome as long as a good endocrinologist is fol ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Metformin: Metformin is considered a weight neutral drug.. In clinical trials, the typically weight loss is around 2 kg. The main advantage for metformin is th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
You can..: Treatment for localized disease is surgery. In certain cases, radioiodine tx is given post-op for differentiated thyroid ca. If you are cured- yes you ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Unrelated to Thyroid: "Lump" in Epigastric region most commonly would be Xyphoid Process. If you recently lost some weight , it may become more prominent. If it is soft and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Just chill: I think this is mostly done out of fear of tort liability. Folks are scared of radiation - and rightly so, but I don't think you're really a danger to ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
3-4 weeks: Remnant ablation requires high levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh), which will require one to be "hypothyroid". This means that synthroid (th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Do it: This is routine after surgery for certain types and stages of thyroid cancer, is standard of care, has contributed to the fairly high cure rate even w ... Read More

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