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can someone get graves disease if they've had their thyroid gland removed?

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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
No,if entire gld rem: Unless there is some ectopic thyroid tissue sitting somewhere else in the body , which is rare , if the entire gland is removed grave's reoccurance is unlikely.

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Last updated Oct 20, 2012

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