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removal of the thyroid gland

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: After partial removal, the remaining thyroid will grow. If this thyroid remnant is healthy, it can easily make enough thyroid hormone to keep your blo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroidectomy: A portion or the entirety of the thyroid gland is removed. This can be due to an excessively large thyroid producing symptoms or due to a benign or ma ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Surgical procedure: Surgical removal thyroid gland most commonly performed for cancer.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
Surgical procedure: To remove thyroid gland in lower part of front of neck.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypothyroidism: If the whole thyroid gland is removed, then the person need to take thyroid hormone to replace the thyroid function. Thyroid hormone is effective and ... Read More
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Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Risks: The risks of thyroid surgery include damage to the nerves that make your vocal cords move. This can make your voice hoarse, give you difficulty swallo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Voice and calcium: In experienced hands, thyroidectomy is safe and has few long term side effects. Obviously, if the entire gland is removed you will need to be on thyr ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD and T4: There is a higher rate of abnormal thyroid function in COPD patients, and low thyroid levels are associated with COPD exacerbations. There is no known ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
58 years experience Psychiatry
THYROID: Check thyroid and TSH blood levels and be sure you're getting enough medication, does your dr know youre tired? Dr & patient are a team. Patient's job ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Thyroid: You don't normally remove the thyroid if it is underactive, you replace it with thyroxine, not sure what is your thyroid problem, and what are your si ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Endocrine Gland: It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90% T4 and 10 to 2 ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Glands grow: If not all of the thyroid was removed, the remnant will likely grow back, especially if the TSH was slightly high or normal (tsh is a stimulus to grow ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
29 years experience Surgical Oncology
Can mean many things: A lumpy thyroid gland may have a nodule or nodules that can either be benign or cancer. Frequently when you have multiple lumps in the thyroid it is ... Read More
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