A 34-year-old member asked:
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what happens when a thyroid gland grows back?

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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Why was it removed?: You need to address the issue of why it was removed in the first place. Was it hyperthyroid? Nodules? Cancer? There are lots of issues and it is best you sort this out with your endocrinologist.
Answered on Jun 7, 2015
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