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A 52-year-old male asked:

I have sub clinical hyperthyroidism. will a partial thyroidectomy cure my symptoms and disease?

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Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably not: Removing part of the thyroid is a bit extreme and also may not even help as the hyper functioning part of the gland may not be removed.
Dr. Michael Wolfe
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Other options: Subclinical hyperthyroidism is slightly high levels of thyroid hormone (low tsh) and no symptoms. If you are having symptoms, there are medical therapies that should be tried first.

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Last updated Sep 23, 2016

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