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Doctor insights on: Can A Thyroid Grow Back

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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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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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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If i only have one symptom of having a thyroid disease which is that my eyebrows have thinned out and don't grow back can I still have the thyroid ?

If i only have one symptom of having a thyroid disease which is that my eyebrows have thinned out and don't grow back can I still have the thyroid ?

Hypothyroidism: If your eyebrow issue is related to hypothyroidism, see an endocrinologist to correct the condition. However, it could be a hereditary condition if you are euthyroid! ...Read more

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What do the experts think, should my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid issues?

What do the experts think, should my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid issues?

Grows back if treate: Once you treat and bring the thyroid level to normal, and if that is the cause of hair loss, hair will grow back. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule removed. Will another one grow back?

Possible: Many people will form multiple nodules. If you already have had one you certainly can form another. ...Read more

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Will my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid problems?

Will my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid problems?

Probably: If you got the problem corrected then it should grow back. It may take a while. Now, if you were bald before the thyroid problem, then you may just be out of luck. ...Read more

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Can my hair grow back after thyroid treatment?

Can my hair grow back after thyroid treatment?

Hair: I presume you lost your hair because of treatment of a thyroid cancer. Is that correct? If so your hair may not grow back but attractive wigs will make you look gorgeous again. Go for it! ...Read more

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Lost a patch of hair than found out I have hashimotos thyroid problems. Will the hair grow back? It's been 6 years and will i loose more hair?

Lost a patch of hair than found out  I have hashimotos thyroid problems. Will the hair grow back?  It's been 6 years and will i loose more hair?

Possibly: Thyroid level changes, either going up or down are associated with temporary hair loss. A chronically low level causes chronic hair loss. Autoimmune disorders, such as hashimotos can be associated with a chronic diffuse hair loss. Alopecia areata is a seperate but associated autoimmune disorder in which one loses patches of hair resulting in bald spots. This can be treated. ...Read more

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Will my hair grow back after thyroid treatment? Please help me docs!

Usually yes: Hi. Hair thinning can be associated with both hypo- and hyperthyroidism, and usually goes back to normal with treatment. ...Read more

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Eye lash lost once in a while. Age 59 no thyroid for many years been taking meds for 20+ years. Will they grow back if so how long does it take?

Eye lash lost once in a while. Age 59 no thyroid for many years been taking meds for 20+ years. Will they grow back if so how long does it take?

Likely: losing eye lashes is normal and a part of aging. usually 3-6 months is typical for eye lash regrowth. make sure you dont have a nervous picking issues with your eye lashes. ...Read more