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Can Thyroid Cause Problems After Parathyroid Removal
Can a surgeon accidentally removing a 1.5 cm mass of extra thyroid tissue or parathyroid gland cause significant hormone/thyroid problems in future?
Possibly: Damage or excess removal of those tissues may result in underactive thyroid. There are 4 parathyroid glands so damage to one or two should not cause hypoparathyroidism. Either way such a patient should be followed with periodic testing of thyroid function and parathyroid functions such as serum calcium levels by the endocrinologist or head and neck surgeon. ...Read more
I have a TSH level of 22.38 and my T4 is 6.1 and Free T4 is 1.7. I had a portion of my thyroid removed last year during a parathyroid tumor removal.?
That seems like a very high number and the pituitary gland must be seen by xray to make sure it is of normal size.
Has your parathyroid gland been checked recently?
Please let me know what happens. ...Read more
What is a parathyroid and a regular thyroid. How do u fix elevated numbers on both. How can u treat thyroid problems. What can it affect?
Please clarify: I appreciate your enthusiasm, but you'll need to clarify. Do you have an elevated serum calcium with an elevated parathyroid hormone level? You're probably in for surgery that will make you much healthier in a very short time. Do you have an elevated thyroid hormone, or an elevated tsh? The implications are very different. Wishing you the best; if you clarify we can help more. ...Read more
I had my thyroid and a parathyroid taken out 2 years ago. Could my parathyroids just stop working? And would it cause anxiety?
I've been getting muscle cramps and spasms a lot lately. Is this possibly a thyroid or parathyroid problem?
Not the most likely-: Causes. Thyroid problem could possibly cause cramping but other symptoms are far more likely to be seen first in your thyroid isn't working right. Since one of the functions of the parathyroid is to control calcium levels, and low calcium levels can produce muscle spasm, it is also possible. Nevertheless, thyroid and parathyroid problems shouldn't come at the top of the list of considerations. ...Read more
Can vit d supplementation for chronic deficiency that's caused 2ndry hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid aprox 7mm in 10 months?
Parathyroid are a group of 4 endocrin glands located behind the Thyroid gland. Produces Hormone that controls the Calcium in our bodies. How much Calcium is in your bones and in Blood.
Thyroid is also an Endocrine Gland located in Neck and produces Thyroxin (T4) (Hormone) which controls Metabolism, growth and development and temperature. Thyroid also produces another hormone calledTriiodothyronine (T3) ...Read more
Different hormones: Both glands are in the neck on both sides of the trachea. The larger thyroid gland produces thyroxin and is associated with recurrent laryngeal nerves which control vocal cords. The parathyroids are endocrine glands producing parathormone to control calcium serum levels. ...Read more
Nodules haven been found on my thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, and liver (fatty infiltrations? . I have hypothy. 2nd addison's. What could this be?
Not sure: Secondary adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism from a pituitary tumor + parathyroid tumor could result from men 1. Parathyroid ultrasound imaging is very difficult and needs specially trained radiologists to interpret. Thyroid tumors don't go with that, though. At the very least you need an endocrinologist. Calcium, phos, pth? ...Read more
Separate problem: The glue is used to help seal the surgical sites. The suction drain is to collect any post surgical fluids and prevent accumulation. The drains usually are removed in a few days. Okay to ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Parathyroidism? Calcium 10ng/ml, vitd21.20ng/ml, hdl31, ldl117, trig197, vldl39, uricacid8.3, reflux, anxiety, high bp, sob, normal thyroid, v B12 212
I have pcos, multiple nodules in both kidneys, multiple thyroid nodules and a parathyroid nodule. Are these conditions connected?
Possible: See an endocrinologist for further evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Parathyroid: Parathyroid glands are located next to the thyroid. This is their only relation to the thyroid. ...Read more
Other causes: Other conditions such as too much vit d, a condition known as sarcoid, or if you have tumors in your bone from some other tumor for example breast. ...Read more
Which has more affect on digestion parathyroid or thyroid? Will a parathyroidectomy improve digestion?
Parathyroid: Not sure what you mean by "digestion", and it is not clear from your question what hormones are abnormal. If you have hyperparathyroidism and you are 41, you should probably have surgery to prevent bone loss. There are sometimes weird symptoms from the hyperparathyroidism, but I doubt surgery will improve GI symptoms. ...Read more
I had my thyroid taken out 2 years ago. They took one of my 4 parathyroids. Is it possible for them to ever stop working?
Possible: But not likely if the remaining 3 are working. ...Read more
Is the parathyroid & thyroid related? If my hypo is treated with levo or not, would my parathyroid be affected too? I also have low vit d.
Probably not: The vast majority of people with thyroid disease do not also parathyroid disease. Treatment with l-thyroxine should not affect parathyroid function. It is ok to take both l-thyroxine and vitamin d. ...Read more
I had thyroid cancer and had my thyroid removed. Am I more likely to have an issue with my parathyroid now? Is there any relation?
Parathyroid tumor - if you had one removed, will you have to take meds like if you removed your thyroid?
No: Unlike the thyroid, people generally are born with 4 parathyroid glands. When one of them is removed, the other glands are still there to do the work. ...Read more
U/s show mild lymphadenopathy small hypoechoic nodule inferior posterior to left lob of thyroid could rep aditional parathyroid adenoma/lymphadenopath?
My thyroid u/s show mild cervical lymphadenopathy small nodule inferior posterior left lobe of thyroid Additional parathyroid adenoma/lymphadenopathy?
Specialists: These findings are best evaluated by a Thyroidologist/endocrinologist collaborating with a skilled head and neck surgeon. More than likely a needle biopsy of the thyroid nodule and possibly a ct scan of the neck will be recommended. The radiologist will thoroughly review these images with the specialists. ...Read more
thyroid u/s showed mildly heterogeneous echotexture of thyroid glan mild cervical lymphadenopathy small hypoechoic nodule rep parathyroid adenoma?
I recently had a parathyroid scan. The findings were : Slightly asymmetric retention of sestamibi within the right thyroid region of the planar image?
What is missing from your question is why the doctors are checking on the parathyroid glands.
Did your doctor measure a few things related to the parathyroid?
Parathyroid has been my "hobby" since 1974 -
What does your doctor mean by "slightly asymmetric. ..?
Have you had blood drawn to measure parathyroid hormone levels?
Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Us shows thyroid w mild heterogenous echo pattern and posterior to the inferior aspect of right lobe a parathyroid cyst. What does this all mean?
My daughter has a 1.1cm hypoechoic density on the lt. Thyroid gland inferior to the parathyroid gland (hx: hoshimoto's) should we be concerned?
Would biopsy: I would generally biopsy any lump on the thyroid gland 1cm or larger. Hashimoto's does make the results of the biopsy a little more confusing sometimes, but that wouldn't keep me from doing an ultrasound guided needle biopsy. Talk to a surgeon who regularly performs thyroid surgery. ...Read more
Thyroid ultrasound: several hypoechoic foci measuring 7mm in length, could represent nodes, less likely prominent parathyroid. Should I be worried?
Probably not: We never treat pictures (i.e.Ultrasound), we treat the patient. If they are in thyroid, 7mm nodules are very common (and obviously tiny) particularly in women. If they are outside thyroid, additional imaging ct scan of neck with contrast may be needed. Discuss findings along with symptoms, pertinent blood work (ex. Thyroid function tests, ca++) with your primary care physician or endocrinologist. ...Read more
What does 'Heterogeneous thyroid glands bilaterally with diffusely increase vascularity' mean? And also what is a 'hypertrophied parathyroid gland'?
Endocrinologist: It means that there is abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland, which has three zones, symmetrically. An enlargement of a parathyroid gland is called hyperplasia. These findings are abnormal and are considered a multiglandular problem which requires the evaluation and treatment advice from an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Had thyroid cancer 2 years ago. They took out my thyroid and 14 lymph nodes and 1 parathyroid. Should I be worried about x rays?
Can metastatic papillary thyroid cancer spread to the parathyroid? Is this rare? Can recurrent pap thyroid cancer show up on parathyroid?
Parathyroid: Presumably you have had surgery followed by radioactive iodine. This could damage the parathyroid and cause hypoparathyroidism, although this usually does not happen. Thyroid cancer spreads locally (within the neck), and that could damage the parathyroids more, but again, this does not usually happen. Check this out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
I have hyperparathyroidism....had thyroid cancer in 1987 and had a total thyroidectomy...my parathyroid calcium level is 188. What should I do?
Find source.: In order for Ca++ to be elevated from parathormone, a parathyroid lesion must be present. If total thyroid performed usually the 4 parathroids are removed unless op report describes which of the 4 glands remain. Here a scan of the neck should be performed and a sestimibii scan also carried out to find origin of the symptoms. ...Read more
Subcentimeter complex cystic focus within or immediately adjacent to inferior posterior aspect of left thyroid lobe. Could be parathyroid gland? 8mm
46 yo female. My calcium level in blood test is 10.2. Is that high? Had thyroid scan for nodules. Would that also show parathyroid if there's an issue?
High Clcium: Check with your local lab normals. And ask team who ordered rd it they know H better. Scan no likely to show parathyroids. ...Read more
2 yrs ago parathyroid dumped calcium, coded, 19 gram tumor and one pt gland removed. Ever since my thyroid lvls very high 50+ taking 200 mcg synthroid (thyroxine)?
If I receive an MRI of my brain, will the tracer allow my thyroid, parathyroid, and sinuses to be seen too, or will that require a different tracer?
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