A 36-year-old female asked:
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if i stop taking thyroid replacement therapy after an ablation will i die?

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Dr. Justin Buchanan
11 years experience Radiology
Possibly: If your thyroid is completely inactive, then you do not make any thyroid hormone which is necessary for life. It would take a long time, and the changes would be quite slow (fatigue, wt gain, hair loss, decreased body temp, etc.), but eventually, you could experience myxedema coma which is life threatening.
Answered on Nov 10, 2012
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
You can: You can, but you will get very sick first.
Answered on Nov 10, 2012

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