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Removing A Thyroid Gland
Yes: After partial removal, the remaining thyroid will grow. If this thyroid remnant is healthy, it can easily make enough thyroid hormone to keep your blood levels normal, but on exam it may be enlarged. If the original surgery was for a "nodule", then this enlarging thyroid remnant can create concern/confusion: is it normal physiologic expansion, or another nodule? Check with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more
Yes: It is not common, but is possible. I don't recommend it myself, but some surgeons perform subtotal thyroidectomies, where they only remove a portion of the gland. This dramatically increases the chances of thyroid regrowth. However, even after a standard thyroidectomy, it very rarely possible for the thyroid to regrow from the minute amount of tissue that may be left behind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Unless there is recurrence of the tumor . You should see your physician if you are feeling lumps in the thyroid area. ...Read more
Glands grow: If not all of the thyroid was removed, the remnant will likely grow back, especially if the TSH was slightly high or normal (tsh is a stimulus to growth). Surgery usually does not remove every last cell of the thyroid, even if it is called a "total thyroidectomy". See your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Maybe: The hair loss with low or high thyroid is usually generalized, that is not just receding but all over. If it is due to the thyroid it may take up to 3 mo. To fully recover after the thyroid is optimally treated. Rogain usually works only for hair loss on the crown. If the receding hair is not due to the thyroid it may be due to high dhea and/or testosterone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a shave removal of a mole, which was benign, but it grew back. Can the removal change the cells to cause it to grow back cancerous?
Get is excised: A mole can recur which is probably the case with you right now. But it can also be a melanoma. I would recommend you going to a surgeon and get this mole completely re-excised and examined by a pathologist so that you will be able to get a formal pathology report just to be sure that you do not have a melanoma which has been treated as a mole, first time around. ...Read more
Often yes: But takes time- year.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can papillary thyroid cancer come back 5 years after complete thyroid being removed and cause a cough, fatuige and problems swallowing?
Can my pituitary gland regrow after surgery and 20 weeks of radiation? I had a pituitary resection of a benign tumor and it recurred and then was given 20 weeks of radiation to get rid of it. After a long time of taking meds and leaving for a massive hurr
I : I hope you did not have 20 weeks of radiation! that would be a lot. Standard radiation treatments for pituitary tumors generally consist of 25 - 30 treatments over 5-6 weeks depending on the type of pituitary tumor. Occasionally, between one and five treatments are given using something called radiosurgery. Usually pituitary function only gets worse over time after radiation and we do not expect people to have a spontaneous recovery of pituitary function on their own. Are you sure that your levels were not in a low-normal range after the radiation and that you might not have needed all the supplements to begin with? If somehow your pituitary did recover, there is no guarantee that it will continue to function normally and in fact most doctors would expect that function would decrease over time. After discussing this further with your endocrinologist, most people would probably continue checking their hormone levels once or twice a year so that supplements could be restarted if they start going down. ...Read more
Yes: About one person in four has a miniature second spleen and this will enlarge if the main one is removed. This is common. Even if you think this has happened, you should still be immunized against pneumococcus and should remain vigilant against the bacteria to which you're extra-vulnerable -- get seen at once for any fever that's not obviously a mild viral illness. ...Read more
Had total removal of infected ingrown toenail removed in May. Is ok to paint the skin while it grows back? Dr said could take 8 months to grow fully
Paint away Monet.: If that is want you want to do, there is no reason not to. You might occasionally visually inspect the application site to make sure you are not irritating the skin with the paint. For your information, sometimes after a total nail removal, the new nail may show some distortion. This distortion can be temporary or permanent. There is no way of telling until the begins to appear. ...Read more
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