A 45-year-old female asked:
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Am having total throidoctomy due to cancer and i won't be taking any hormone to replace my thyroid hormone for 6 weeks what side effect i will have ?

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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Hypothyroidism: There is no need to stop the synthroid (thyroxine) prior to surgery. You need to stop it prior to radioactive iodine. You will become hypothyroid: cold, fatigued, constipated, etc. There are ways to lessen this. You can switch to fast acting Cytomel for 4 of 6 weeks, and then stop the cytomel. Thyrogen can be used. The management of thyroid ca is complex, and should be directed by an endocrinologist.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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