A member asked:

I don't have a thyroid due to cancer, my doc is currently trying to get me on the right thyroid med dosage. could excessive thirst be a symptom?

9 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Peter Kurzweil answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Possibly, but: Getting to the right dose of thyroid supplement is important and may take months; a combination of thyroid function test and clinical examination by an internist or endocrinologist will easily be able to do this. There pages of symptoms that could be part of under or over active thyroid function, since it affects almost all organ systems. So it may or may not be the cause of thirst. Check c doc.

Answered 11/21/2018


Dr. Philip Kern answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Type of cancer: The correct dose of thyroid replacement also depends on the details of the cancer. Presumably a thyroid cancer, but what stage, what type? You should be seeing a doctor familiar with this, usually an endocrinologist.

Answered 11/21/2018



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