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how can i fix hypothyroidism after having my thyroid removed via surgery

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Hormone replacement: After the thyroid is removed, you will need to take a thyroid pill to replace what the gland had been producing. As long as you take the right amount ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Thyroid hormone: If only removing 1/2 of the thyroid, most patients don't need replacement. If whole gland removed, then simply follow a blood test called tsh. If high ... Read More
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hypothyroidism: Thyroid hormone replacement is the only way. This will be a pill you take every day the rest of your life.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Majd Alfreijat
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Hashimoto's!: You could have Hashimoto's thyroiditis which is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and it is possible that some patients could have negative anti ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Go ahead: If your doctor has checked your TSH and it is stable he/she will release you to the plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Carol Cheney
45 years experience Endocrinology
Shouldn't affect: If your hypothyroidism is appropriately treated, it should not affect your recovery from surgery.
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
56 years experience Plastic Surgery
See a plastic surgeo: Your surgery should be discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
No food: relation. Once you take medication, iodine does not do much.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
51 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Throid supplementati: One is usually placed on thyroid supplementation following surgery that removes thyroid tissue and often results in functional hypothyroidism. See you ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
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Normal: A lot of it has to do with how the person feels. but assuming she feels well, there is no persistent goiter and there was no cancer, at that age you w ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Replacement: After your thyroid is removed, you should take thyroid pill as hormone replacement. You will need periodic blood testing until the right dose is foun ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Handling of tissue: Handling of the thyroid tissue, the squeezed thyroid secretions during the surgey could be the cause of tremors . The shakiness after 2 weeks if still ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
16 years experience Endocrinology
No: Sometimes the TSH can be low when on steroid but if the thyroid hormone levels like T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are measured they are usually in the norm ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Clearly this is very troubling for you. I recommend that you get a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. That would include a metabolic work up ... Read More
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