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Can your thyroid return to normal after radiation treatment?

Can your thyroid return to normal after radiation treatment?

No: If it is radiation to the thyroid, it never becomes normal and need to have life long thyroid supplementation. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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 soon after the treatment can I return to normal activity?

Need more: Sorry, this question can't be answered as-is. Provide information about the treatment and we'll do our best to give information about it. ...Read more

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How long after thyroid surgery does it take to return to a feeling of normalcy.?

How long after thyroid surgery does it take to return to a feeling of normalcy.?

Thyroid Recovery: 2 factors. 1) recovery from surgery. Typically basic recovery from neck surgery is on the order of 5-10 days at which point surgical pain and initial wound healing complete. 2) if total thyroidectomy there will be a period of time needed to find a new balance to your thyroid replacement. In some cases thyroid replacement may be delayed until confirmation is made that all tissue was removed. ...Read more

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Can methimazole make you permanently hypothyroid? Will labs return to normal once methimazole is stopped/reduced or is replacement hormone needed?

Can methimazole make you permanently hypothyroid? Will labs return to normal once methimazole is stopped/reduced or is replacement hormone needed?

No: The effects of Methimazole itself will not cause hypothyroidismt. It is true that if the underlying cause of the hyperthyroidism has been treated (such as with i131) then continuation of the Methimazole may result in hypothyroidism as the i131 has its effect, but the Methimazole itself is not causing the hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Will your brain return to normal after taking drugs for years?

Will your brain return to normal after taking drugs for years?

Possibly: Here you need to see a physician with a strong pharmacology background, who also has experience with treating drug addictions. Many pain management specialists can fit this category. Depending upon what you took and your current cognitive emotional state, some therapies might help. ...Read more

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Will I have to change my normal activities due to treatment for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Will I have to change my normal activities due to treatment for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Depends: Chemotherapy can make you tired as well as your disease. Depending on your overall condition, it may be hard to work full time or at all. The portacath may limit some types of exercise and work duties. It is also good to stay out of crowds to reduce infection. Having said that, I have many patients who have little change in their routine except on the days they receive chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Inflammation of testicles post diverticulitis surgery. What can be done for relief? Is it life threatening ? How long will it take to return to normal

Inflammation of testicles post diverticulitis surgery. What can be done for relief? Is it life threatening ? How long will it take to return to normal

See your doctor: There are a few things that can cause this, most are absolutely benign and it will go away. However, without seeing it and knowing the full story, my recommendation to you is see your doctor immediately to be safe. There are a few things that can become bigger problems if left untreated. ...Read more

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When after radiation treatments to the throat does it normally take to regain your voice?

When after radiation treatments to the throat does it normally take to regain your voice?

Months: It depends how much radiation was delivered to some extent, but this is often fairly standard dosing. You should expect hoarseness for 4-6 months in many cases and could be longer. Make sure you keep well hydrated to thin the mucus in your throat and larynx. Keep the humidity high in the home and bedroom. Give it time to heal. ...Read more

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Tsh w/reflex t-4 free is 6.25. For how long that can be normalized? Next week apoitment to doctor.

Tsh w/reflex t-4 free is 6.25. For how long that can be normalized? 
Next week apoitment to doctor.

Need clarification: I don't understand your question "for how long can that be normalized?" 6.25 is slightly high for both TSH & FreeT-$ but you don't say to which test the 6.25 value refers. Since the 6.25 value doesn't represent an emergency situation in either case, I recommend that you keep your doctor's appointment and get clarification at that time. ...Read more

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Does testosterone return to normal after doing axiorn treatment?

Does testosterone return to normal after doing axiorn treatment?

It Should: The answer is yes, if it is dosed correctly. Since Axiron will supply you with testosterone exogenously {outside of the body}, it will down-regulate the natural production from your testis. Your testis will produce less sperm and may contract {shrink} slightly. On the positive side, your testosterone levels should become therapeutic {approx 350ng/dl - 750ng/dl}. ...Read more

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After going on hyperthyroid medication how quickly does it usually regulate the thyroid to normal lvls?

After going on hyperthyroid medication how quickly does it usually regulate the thyroid to normal lvls?

That depends: Everyone reacts a little different to meds, and some may improve n weeks, while others may take months. It is important you follow-up with your Endocrinologist to assure your treatment is working and your condition is improving. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long should you usually rest after chemo therapy before you go to a radiation therapy ?

How long should you usually rest after chemo therapy before you go to a radiation therapy ?

Sometimes: Both are used together. When sequencing, one waits for anticipated toxicity interval, usually 3 - 4 weeks. ...Read more

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How will treatment for thyroid cancer affect my normal activities?

How will treatment for thyroid cancer affect my normal activities?

Depends on treatment: Thyroidectomy is the first treatment. There can be low calcium levels and thyroid level that have symptoms but can be replaced by pills. If the cancer is small then no other therapy. Others may need radioactive iodine and there will be radiation rules to follow and avoid exposure to others. ...Read more

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Numbness of toes after last cycle of chemo to treat breast cancer, when will it return to normal?

Numbness of toes after last cycle of chemo to treat breast cancer, when will it return to normal?

Takes a while: It may take a while-several months to a few years to have the symptoms subsided. Be patient. You may want to try vit b1, b6, b12. ...Read more

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How long after a laproscopic cystectemy and ovary removal will your body return to normal?

How long after a laproscopic cystectemy and ovary removal will your body return to normal?

Just in few days: could be active but for any surgery , but final healing to accommodate stress and strain on the surgical wound (s) you need collagen formation that will take 3 wks , in uncomplicated case. ...Read more

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How soon after enucleation surgery can I return to normal activity?

How soon after enucleation surgery can I return to normal activity?

2-3 days later: If the wound is healing well generally there are no restrictions other then to prevent contamination. ...Read more

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