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A 51-year-old female asked:

Hello, i had thyroid surgery at age 13 im currently 51 i have been on thyroid meds since the surgery and have high blood pressure i take meds for...i.

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Should stay on meds: If your entire thyroid was removed, or most of it, you should stay on thyroid replacement medications. If you now have blood pressure elevations, that is quite common and should also be monitored, treated and likely with additional medications. Okay to get a check up with your local regular doc. Be well.
Last updated Mar 24, 2015


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