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Can the thyroid gland grow back after a partial removal?

Can the thyroid gland grow back after a partial removal?

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

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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

Thyroid gland is also known as Thyroid. 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


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How can a thyroid gland grow back?

How can a thyroid gland grow back?

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

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No removal of thyroid gland suggested by my doc except 1tab thyroxine .5mg daily. Which z giving me side effects now after taking 4 a year

No removal of thyroid gland suggested by my doc except 1tab thyroxine .5mg daily. Which z giving me side effects now after taking 4 a year

Thyroid: You don't normally remove the thyroid if it is underactive, you replace it with thyroxine, not sure what is your thyroid problem, and what are your side effects, but you need to discuss them with your doctor. An endocrinologist will be best equipped to treat your condition. ...Read more

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What happens when a thyroid gland grows back?

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. ...Read more

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Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects..?

Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects..?

Hypothyroidism: If the whole thyroid gland is removed, then the person need to take thyroid hormone to replace the thyroid function. Thyroid hormone is effective and very safe. Rarely, the operation can damage the nerve that controls the vocal cord. The parathyroid glands scan be damaged and cause a low blood calcium. This can be corrected with oral calcium. These are complications rather than side effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about thyroid gland removal and its side effects?

Complicated....: More than can be explained in 400 characters. Talk to a good surgeon. Most who have partial thyroidectomy don't need thyroid replacement. All who have total thyroidectomy need long term hormone replacement. Risk of parathyroid issues with total; this requires long term calcium replacement. Managed carefully, most folks don't have too much difficulty regulating their postop hormone issues. ...Read more

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Can parathyroid tumors/masses appear on US to be on/attached/contiguous w/the thyroid gland? How large can parathyroid masses grow? Are they benign?

Parathyroid glands: ...are located on the back of the thyroid gland. ("Parathyroid" literally means next to the thyroid) They are usually benign, but often secrete parathyroid hormone. This can symptoms from very high blood calcium levels, often before the gland is noticeably enlarged. ...Read more

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Can a low iodine diet cause extreme tiredness in a person who had undergone thyroid gland removal?

Can a low iodine diet cause extreme tiredness in a person who had undergone thyroid gland removal?

THYROID: Check thyroid and TSH blood levels and be sure you're getting enough medication, does your dr know youre tired? Dr & patient are a team. Patient's job is to keep dr informed and follow the best recommended path. Keep up your side of the team! ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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