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graves disease after thyroidectomy

A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
?: If your thyroid has been removed, there can be no more hyperthyroidism but the bulging eyes will likely remain.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
Somewhat : A total thyroidectomy would cute Graves' disease if combined with daily thyroid medicine. You need thyroid hormone to function so the taking out the t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Few rare complicatio: Because you are 20 yr old medications will harm if you are going to have a baby, same reason for not to give rai. Besides usual surgical & anaesthet ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better chance: The presence of an overactive thyroid often leads to weight loss. Thus having a normal thyroid function through replacement gives you a better chance ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NMS but: you should really talk to an endocrinologist about this. In the meanwhile, don't set any deadline for your pregnancy until you get the thyroid under ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Scott Litton
20 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroidectomy: When patients have had a thyroidectomy, generally they will need to take replacement thyroid hormone. I always recommend taking brand name thyroid re ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Duplicate question: Believed I have already answered this question. The presence of Grave's disease (an autoimmune disorder) points to your predisposition to possibly oth ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Exopthalmos maybe: Graves disease (hyperthyroidism) is much easier treated by radioactive ablation with i131 than surgery.Complications of surgery do not occur. The radi ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wisdom teeth: I would recommend at least 6 weeks or until your surgeon tells you you are completely healed and your calcium level (from incidental parathyroidectomy ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Endocrinologist?: Is your doctor an endocrinologist or a thyroid surgeon? There are non-surgical options available that should be explored first. Surgery is not the fir ... Read More
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